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GO Fund

The Gemstone Opportunity (GO) Fund is an initiative created by the Gemstone Alumni Board. The GO Fund will provide access for current students to engage in unique opportunities and experiences to help them GO. These experiences seek to enhance the quality of the Gemstone experience and create pathways through which our students will GO change the world.

Help our students GO research, GO intern, GO travel, GO present at conferences, GO interview at their dream graduate school and more! The GO fund is available to all current Gemstone students in good standing with the university and will be available on a rolling basis as student interests and needs arise. Students are able to able to apply for funding from the GO Fund to cover expenses which may help them GO. Assistance from the GO Fund may include interview and pre-professional preparation assistance, travel transportation costs, unique career opportunities.


Would you believe the ways our students GO?

100%
of our students GO SERVE the community in the first-year course, GEMS100
70%
of our students GO INTERN, gaining meaningful experience in their field and beyond
27%
of our students GO ABROAD during the semester or over the winter & summer breaks
60%
of our students GO TO WORK and are immediately employed after graduation
38%
of our students GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL or professional school immediately after graduation

There is so much that our students can do, but they need YOU to help them GO! The Gemstone Honors Program is committed to developing scholars and leaders who will change the world through research. Working collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, our students seek to advance knowledge and explore society’s most urgent, compelling and complex questions.

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