Mellisa  Gillis was an  instructor for  Genetics Institute in Andover, and died suddenly on September 9, 2001  in Melrose, MA.  Mellisa 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.  Mellisa taught there for 2 years and  recently she took on a position training biochemists at Genetics Institute in Andover.  Mellisa was a member of the Harvard Alumnus Assoc., was an avid reader, and enjoyed Mountain Biking.

Melissa Gillis Memorial Scholarship

Preference to a 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, Sport, Extra Curricular

Specifics: Sciences, Varsity Hockey, Yearbook


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