National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) Fellowship Program

Virginia Tech is a member of the GEM Consortium. GEM's mission is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities (American Indian, African American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. For more information on GEM or if you receive inquiries about application fee-waivers, contact Shernita Lee at 540/231-6529. We ask faculty and staff to encourage eligible Virginia Tech undergraduates to apply for funding through GEM.

MS Fellowship Program

  • Stipend of up to $16,000 over three semesters
  • Full tuition and fees for four semesters
  • Two 12-week summer internships with a sponsoring GEM member company

Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program

  • Minimum of $14,000 academic-year stipend for up to the fifth year
  • Full tuition and fees (paid by the university)
  • 12-week summer internship with sponsoring GEM member employer
  • Fellow must accept a research or teaching assistantship after the first year

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program

  • Minimum $14,000 academic year stipend for up to the fifth year
  • Full tuition and fees (paid by the university)
  • 12-week summer internship with sponsoring GEM member employer
  • Fellow must accept a research or teaching assistantship after the first year

GEM Applicant List

The application deadline is November 15 (early consideration: October 1). The applicant list will be available in November/December. Departments will receive names of applicants for focused recruitment. Please feel free to contact the student and invite them to learn more about your program and give them contact information for the department.