Office of Fossil Energy

FE Accepting 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Applications

September 18, 2018

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The 2018 MLEF fellows
The 2018 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship students at the MLEF Technical Forum  

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program.

For more than 20 years, the MLEF Program has provided underrepresented students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in FE—preparing the future generation of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) professionals. Since its start in 1995, the program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students across the country interested in pursuing a STEM career.

During the 10-week fellowship, students train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists at DOE Headquarters or in one of the DOE labs. The MLEF Program is open to all students who meet the following application requirements:

  • Are at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Are a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • At time of application, are currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level
  • Are at least a college sophomore at the time of application; students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for Fall 2019
  • Are available to participate in the full 10-week program.

All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply by December 17, 2018. For more information about DOE and the MLEF program, visit the MLEF website