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The Mentorship for Environmental Scholars (MES) Program

The Mentorship for Environmental Scholars (MES) program is a collaborative effort between Pre-College University and the U.S. Department of Energy to increase minority awareness and participation in the environmental science disciplines. While enhancing the retention of underrepresented students in the environmental science fields, the program also seeks to provide talented undergraduate students with exposure to the numerous research and educational opportunities that are available within the agency. The MES Program encourages applications from undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in the areas of biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, business administration, public administration, physical science and engineering. The ideal applicants will be interested in environmental studies, environmental monitoring, environmental remediation, and/or environmental advocacy.
Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior attending an accredited Minority Institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and be a member of an underrepresented group including ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities; Must be pursuing a degree in STEM-related fields (i.e., chemistry, computer science, environmental science, biology), business administration, political science, or public administration; Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. See the main website for full requirements.
Audience Undergraduate
duration 10 weeks
Timeframe Summer
Location Participating DOE laboratories/facilities
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