Student Applications for the 2017 - 2018 Manufacturing Scholars Program
The application process for the 2017 - 2018 program year will open in January of 2017. In preparation for submitting your application, please carefully review the requirements, guidelines, and overview of the process shown below.
To aid students in considering the program, important application requirements are provided below:
- Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate engineering, science, or mathematics degree program at Georgia Tech.
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required. A GPA of 3.5 or higher is preferred.
- You must be willing and available to participate in at least 10 hours of research per week during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semester.
- You must be willing and available to participate in a summer internship at the sponsoring company's site during the Summer 2018 term. The site location and other details about the summer internship (e.g. schedule and pay rate, etc.) will be communicated to you before you accept your position as a Manufacturing Scholar.
Before you begin your Application
Before you begin your application, we strongly encourage you to:
- Ensure that you meet all application requirements listed above.
- Plan for time to prepare a two-page personal statement essay that describes your current field of study, your interests in manufacturing, how manufacturing fits into your career goals, and how participating in a manufacturing-related project at GT, as well as a manufacturing internship in industry, will be of benefit to you in your future academic pursuits and career plans.
- Update your resume and be prepared to attach a copy to your application to describe any previous work experience and other relevant extra-curricular activities (e.g. membership in professional societies, Formula SAE team member, etc.).
Overview of the Application Process
Once you submit your application it will pass through an initial screening performed by the GTMI Manufacturing Scholars Program application team. The team will match your background and skill sets with the Manufacturing Scholars projects that sponsors have initiated. The Manufacturing Scholars Program will then work with the project's faculty lead to select the best candidate for the project, with input from the sponsor. Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview with the faculty lead and a phone interview with the sponsor. Selections will be made over the summer 2017 term, and project work will begin in Fall of 2017.
Questions about the Program or Application
For any questions about the Manufacturing Scholars Program or the application process, please email us at:
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