A scholarship of up to $1,500 is made available through the generosity of donors in memory of Eric John Gillette to provide financial support to students with financial need who are completing an undergraduate degree in computer science or information systems.

Requirements: Must be a declared major in computer science or information systems with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applications must include a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Students must maintain 3.0 and meet other criteria to renew.

Students who apply in the winter semester by the Friday before Spring Break and who satisfy the eligibility requirements will be considered for a scholarship. The winners will be announced by the end of the winter semester. The scholarship will be given for the following academic year.


A student is eligible to apply for a Gillette Scholarship if satisfies all of the following:
Selection criteria:
1.  Preference is given to the student embarking on a second career and seeking a new challenge in their life. (i.e. has worked for a year or more then has either returned or started school to obtain a degree).
2.  The recipient should have demonstrated ability as a self-starter and have a flare for innovation.
3.  The recipient to provide examples of the ability to perform in a team environment.
4.  The recipient must show financial need.  (Preference given to persons with the greatest financial need.)


To apply for the Gillette Scholarship, a student meeting eligibility requirements listed above must submit an application to https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/2010 containing all of the following:
•   A completed Personal Data form. (See the attachment below)
•   A letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
•   An essay explaining the student’s professional goals. The essay must be typewritten and double-spaced (approximately 2 pages).
•   In addition, the student must have an unofficial GVSU transcript brought to/or sent to the School of Computing and Information Systems.
In the evaluation of candidates for a scholarship, all of the above items will be considered, including the quality of the essay and the candidate’s performance in major courses at GVSU.