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Gordon Engineering Leadership Center

Apply to be a Gordon Scholar

Apply to be a Gordon Scholar

The Gordon Scholar application for 2014-2015 is now available! The deadline is Friday, April 4, 2014. Acceptance decisions will be made before the end of Spring quarter.

All Gordon Scholars are expected to be enrolled at UC San Diego in an engineering major and be in good academic standing.

Undergraduate Program Admissions

The Gordon Center will select promising students to become Undergraduate Gordon Scholars based, in particular, on demonstrated engineering leadership potential at the high school, or early undergraduate career levels. Apply Now »

Graduate Program Admissions

The Gordon Center will select promising students to become Graduate Gordon Scholars based, in particular, on demonstrated engineering leadership. To demonstrate such leadership, students can show participation in the Undergraduate Gordon Scholars program, or point to successfully executed engineering projects within industry, academia, or equivalent (including leadership in student organizations). Students' engineering leadership qualities have to be documented and highlighted by their project/internship mentors/supervisors, and this documentation must be part of each student's application package. Apply Now »

Professional Program Admissions

The Gordon Center will select promising students to become Professional Gordon Scholars based, in particular, on demonstrated engineering leadership. Students' engineering leadership qualities have to be documented and highlighted by their project/company mentors/supervisors, and this documentation must be part of each student's application package. Admission into the Master of Advanced Study Degree is a prerequisite for professional student applicants. Past MAS students are also eligible to apply.

All applicants to the Gordon Center are required to apply online. You will be asked to prepare an application package consisting of:

  • Cover Letter focusing on your perspective on engineering leadership.
  • C.V. with a list of publications (Graduate Students)
  • Resume (Undergraduate Students)
  • Two letters of recommendation that highlight your academic progress and engineering leadership potential
    1. For Ph.D. applicants one recommendation letter must be from your advisor.
    2. For Masters applicants one recommendation letter must be from a faculty.
  • Video or in-person interview (to be arranged)

The selection process will include review of the submitted applications by the Gordon Center Advisory Board, a video interview, and a subsequent suggestion by the Advisory Board to the Gordon Center Director, who will make the final admissions decisions.