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US College: Partner with Intel to get grad school paid for!

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We in US College are pleased to introduce another guest blogger, Shirley. Shirley is one of our critical partners, working within the Global Diversity, Education and External Relations team, focused on managing the US Scholar Programs. We thought this blog would be a good place to share the qualification and application time lines to apply to be sponsored for your Masters or PhD degree by Intel!

Hi, my name is Shirley; I am the US Scholar Program Manager for Intel. Intel partners with several non-profit organizations to help students with fellowships opportunities. The scholar program that I would like to discuss today is GEM (National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science).

Each year Intel sponsors Master’s and PhD students through the GEM program. Our class of 2010 had 19 students, which were on site receiving practical experience through internships. We even had one student that did an internship in Hong Kong! Intel wants to create awareness of different careers we have to offer in engineering and science. Our partnership with GEM can open up many opportunities and help you pay for your education along the way! A win – win for everyone!

GEM application process opened July 1 but does not close till November 15. I encourage you to go out to the GEM website and see if you qualify, you can also contact your school’s Engineering and Computer Science department for even more information.

At a glance, here are some key points to note:

Qualifications for GEM Support:

- Students must have a >3.0 GPA

- Your university must be GEM approved (visit the GEM website for a list of schools)

- Scholars must complete two paid internships with their sponsoring company

Important Dates:

- Application submission window opens: July 1, 2010

- Application deadline: November 15, 2010

So if you’re interested in getting your Master’s or PhD, I strongly encourage you to consider the GEM program (partnering with Intel!)