Application Instructions

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in The National GEM Consortium’s graduate engineering and science fellowship programs.
You may register and begin the application process via eGEM , GEM’s online application system.
If you have started an application, log in to retrieve it. 

Application deadline: November 15.
For early consideration: Complete Part I of your application and provide your resume and unofficial transcript by October 1.

Online Application: Step by Step Instructions



Registering with eGEM creates an account that allows you to work on your application securely, to save draft work, and return later to complete and submit online. After registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with information for later use.


Complete Part I of the application

After registering, you will be taken to the application form. Answer the questions carefully and accurately and include your resume and unofficial transcript. You will need to have your employment and educational history (and if applicable information on research experiences) handy to complete the questionnaire. If you cannot answer all the required questions, you can save your draft application and return to the application later to complete.

Note on GRE Scores: You are not required to submit your official GRE Score Report by the application deadline.  However you are required to answer all of the questions as prompted about the GRE in your eGEM application. If you have taken the GRE you can self report your scores and scan and upload your score report.  If selected for the fellowship, GEM will request to have an official GRE score report on file. If you choose to have your official report sent to GEM (not required), our code is 1305 (listed under the state of Indiana).

Remember, GEM applicants are required to apply to at least 3 GEM Member Universities. GEM wants to ensure that you have all necessary requirements to meet all 3 University’s application requirements. Although not required, we strongly recommend that you take the GRE.

For early consideration by GEM Universities and GEM Employers please make every attempt to complete Part I by October 1st.


Complete Part II of the on-line application by November 15th

Part II requires you to submit supplemental material:

a. Statement of Purpose – You must submit at least a one page statement of purpose that outlines your academic, research and/or career goals by 11:59 PM Eastern on November 15th. For tips go to

b. Letters of Recommendation – Request three letters of recommendation and ensure that you have entered in your recommender’s email addresses to ensure submission by November 15. Please make sure at least one recommendation is from a faculty member. When you hit “submit” on your on-line application your recommenders will receive an automatic email from the GEM application system. Paper recommendation forms are no longer available.  We will not accept letters via email or via postal mail. At least two of your recommenders must submit their recommendations on-line by 11:59 PM Eastern  on November 15th.

Review your application and submit online. At time of application, you will be asked to upload unofficial transcript(s) only. Official transcripts are not required until you are selected, effective August 17, 2012.


Submit official transcript(s) (if selected)

If you are selected for a GEM Fellowship, you will be required to submit an official transcript from all universities and colleges attended. This includes a copy of current transcripts reflecting your most recent grades. Grade reports and monitor screen printouts are not acceptable as official transcripts.

If submitting official transcripts please send via postal mail:
The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Online Statement of Privacy

All of the personal information that you supply to us is kept confidential within GEM Member Universities and GEM Employers and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. GEM’s on-line application has been built to ensure your personal data is protected.

Academic Requirements

MS Engineering Program Applicants:

  • must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application.
  • must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8/4.0

Ph.D. Program Applicants:

  • must be a senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application.
  • must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0.

Internship Requirements

  • MS Fellows are required to intern for a GEM Employer Member the summer immediately following selection up until the M.S. requirements are completed.
  • PhD fellows are required to intern once for a GEM Employer Member the summer immediately following selection. Applicants who are unable to intern are highly unlikely to be selected for the GEM Fellowship.

Knowingly providing false information may result in termination of the GEM fellowship.

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