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Gorman - Metz Scholarship

A competitive one-time annual scholarship in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to a student who has a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disability Act) and is matriculating toward a graduate or professional degree. Preference will be given to studies in science, engineering, and math (Students with disabilities attending undergraduate schools may apply).

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be the son or daughter of a current or retired employee of BNL, or be the son or daughter of an employee who died while in regular service at BNL
  • be a college senior who will graduate during the current academic year and who will enter graduate school the following fall or current enrolled graduate student

A lab-wide announcement memorandum is distributed annually which provides scholarship specifics and deadlines. The scholarship recipient is announced in May, with award payments received at the start of each semester in September and January.

Applications should be mailed to the Diversity Office, Bldg. 400B. Application Form (.doc)

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities, Inc. GEM

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities, Inc. (GEM) is administered by the Diversity Office. GEM is jointly sponsored by a consortium of university and employer members. This consortium offers a fellowship to under- represented minorities (Native American, African American, and Hispanic) who are pursuing degrees at the master's level in science and engineering through a program of paid summer internships. Job descriptions are developed by the principal investigator. Gem fellows will work at the Laboratory for two to three summers depending on how long it takes to complete a master's program. The selected candidate's salary and housing is paid. Participants will be provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various engineering areas while working under the guidance and support of professional staff members.

Applicant must:

  • be U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • be a junior or senior in an accredited engineering discipline or must have already obtained a B.S. degree in an engineering discipline.
  • be a member of one of the following under-represented minority groups: Native American, African American, or Hispanic.

GEM for Official Application ProcessGEM web site

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Professional Associates Program for Women and Minorities

The Professional Associates Pre-employment Program is designed to enhance the diverseness of Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL) staff by increasing the number of under-represented minorities (African American, Hispanic, and Native American), people with disabilities, and women in various professional fields.

This one-year program provides the Associate with an opportunity to gain experience and acquire skills in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement at Brookhaven. Candidates for the program must have, as a minimum, earned their bachelor's degree, plan to attend graduate or professional school, and express an interest in long-term employment at Brookhaven. Associates in the program will be under the guidance of supervisors who will serve as mentors and who are experienced in the Associates particular area of interest.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • Application process is ongoing – no deadline.

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Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

The goal of this program is to give individuals an opportunity to acquire skills and experience in Science, Engineering or Administration, which will make them more competitive in the general labor market and when competing for placement within the Laboratory. This six and a half month term appointment pays a competitive salary. Employees are eligible from the first day of employment to receive certain benefits and participate in the Laboratory's tuition payment program.

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.
  • There is no application deadline.

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