BECOMING A GEM
GEM FOR LIFE
Why should a student apply to the GEMs’ program?
How does a student become a GEM?
Who should apply to the GEMs program?
Is GEMs accepting applications for grades other than 9th?
Why is the program only admitting students for the 9th grade?
If the student is applying for the 9th grade, why does the process begin in the 7th grade?
What if the student lives outside of the area serviced?
If the family moves outside of GEMs service areas after the student has begun attending our Partner School, will GEMs still provide the scholarship funding?
What does the entire application consist of?
What is an Opening Paper Application?
When does the Opening Paper Application become available?
Why does the OPA have to be completed in his/her handwriting?
What is the Online Application?
Can the student complete the Online Application only?
Can the student apply after the deadline?
When will the student be notified of his/her acceptance into the GEMs program?
Why wasn't the student pre-qualified as a GEM?
If the student does not get accepted into GEMs, can s/he re-apply?
What does it mean to be accepted into the GEMs program?
Will the student have to complete Partner Schools' applications?
If the student has been accepted into the GEMs program, does that mean the student has been accepted to any of the Partner Schools?