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Donna and Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship

The Donna and Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 by an endowment from Donna and Richard Gillespie, long-time supporters of Thomas Edison State University. The scholarship is awarded to enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate degree program.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment Status: Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any undergraduate degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria: None

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the University Scholarship Committee at scholarship@tesu.edu .

Award Criteria: To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Have applied for federal and State (NJ residents only) financial aid through the FAFSA.
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.
  • Students enrolled with the University at the time of scholarship application must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State University credits, with at least six hours being from Online or Guided Study courses.
    • A minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
    • Successfully completed a minimum of 66 percent of courses attempted at Thomas Edison State University. Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes do not count as completed credits.

Supplemental Documentation Required: None

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2019 Winter Award Period (Only for Nursing students in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Progam)
Application Period: January 15 - January 31, 2019
Selection Period: February 15 - 28, 2019
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: March 1 - 15, 2019
Disbursement Period: Generally within 2 weeks after receipt of recipient's acceptance

2019 Summer Award Period
Application Period: June 1 - July 31, 2019
Selection Period: August 1 - 31, 2019
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: September 1 - 30, 2019
Disbursement Period: Generally within 2 weeks after receipt of recipient's acceptance

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