Winners of the 2021 Gill Orthodontics Scholarships

Sam Speir

Alyssa Schulz

Congratulations to Sam Speir and Alyssa Schulz, winners of the 2021 Gill Orthodontic Scholarship! Sam Speir is a graduate of Edwards Community High School and plans on attending University of Southern Indiana. Alyssa Schulz is a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and plans to attend Purdue University.

Type of Scholarship

The Gill Orthodontics scholarship program awards two non-renewable $1000 scholarships annually with $500 distributed each semester beginning in the fall. All scholarship money will go directly to the school to be applied towards tuition, books, fees, housing, or related expenses. If the student does not continue full-time status for the second semester, the remaining $500 will not be awarded.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

Applicants must currently be in orthodontic treatment or have completed orthodontic treatment by Dr. James Gill, D.D.S. Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors planning to attend an institution of higher learning for at least one year. All applicants must have a GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or a 3.75 on a 6.0 scale at the end of their senior fall semester for consideration of this scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be determined based on essays, academic achievement, and participation in school and community activities.

Application Process

1. The Gill Orthodontics Scholarship application form is to be completed by the student and school official after the first semester GPA has been determined.

2.  Attach (2) typed essays on:

a) What are the best things you will take away from 2020?

(3-5 paragraphs, 300 words or less)


b) Where is your dream vacation destination?

( 50 words or less)

The application with all supporting materials enclosed must be submitted to Gill Orthodontics and received or postmarked no later than March 24, 2021. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Notification of Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail by April 23, 2021, and their names and photos may be used for public relations purposes. The names of scholarship winners will be posted on the Gill Orthodontic website at


Past Winners