Melissa GillsMelissa  Gillis was an instructor for the Genetics Institute in Andover and died suddenly on September 9, 2001  in Melrose, MA.  Melissa was born and raised in Melrose.  She graduated from Melrose High School with the class of 1992.  She continued her education at Harvard University, where she completed her degree in Chemistry.  She worked at MIT for a couple of years until taking a position at  Newton North High School teaching chemistry.  Melissa taught there for 2 years and recently she took on a position training biochemists at Genetics Institute in Andover.  Melissa was a member of the Harvard Alumnus Assoc., was an avid reader, and enjoyed Mountain Biking.

“She was a very determined individual and worked tirelessly in any project or challenge that faced her.  We were privileged to have been part of her short life and we know she would have been so proud of the recipient who is to receive this scholarship”  –The Family of Melissa Gillis

Melissa Gillis Memorial Scholarship

Preference to a female student interested in pursuing the sciences as their area of study in college, the student should be in the top 10% of their class and the student should be involved in varsity sports and/or the yearbook. If a student cannot fill the above criteria, please choose a student who fills at least two of the criteria.

Category: Academic Achievement, Career, Gender, Sport, Extra Curricular, All

Specifics: Female Student, Sciences, Varsity Sports, Yearbook

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