Winners of the 2019 Gill Orthodontics Scholarships

Eric Harpenau

Lydia Allen

Congratulations to Eric Harpenau and Lydia Allen, winners of the 2019 Gill Orthodontic Scholarships. Eric is a graduate of Gibson Southern High School and will be attending The University of Evansville. Lydia is a graduate of North High School and will be attending 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

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

Attach (2) typed essays on:

  • a) What do you see as the greatest threat to the environment today?       (3-5 paragraphs, 300 words or less)
  • b) If you were an animal, what would you be? (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 22, 2019. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Notification of Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail by April 19, 2019, 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