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Individual Applicants Must

  • Be working in industry, academia, primary and secondary education, military, non-profit organizations, foundations, or government
  • Have at least five years of sustained, exceptional mentoring with demonstrated impact on individuals historically underrepresented in STEM
  • Be US Citizens or permanent residents
  • Not be a current Organizational applicant
  • Not have received the PAESMEM award as an Individual applicant in any prior competition
  • Not have received the PAESMEM award as an Organizational applicant in the past 10 years

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