Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business
The Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business was created in 2000 by Harold Griffiths when he made a $140,000 contribution creating an endowment to fund the scholarship. In the summer of 2007, Mr. Griffiths generously donated an additional $54,000.
The scholarship is in the name of Mr. Griffith's late wife, Betty Holasek-Griffiths, an Eden Prairie High School graduate, class of 1947. Mr. & Mrs. Griffiths' children also attended and graduated from EPHS.
Mr. Griffiths' generosity and his creation of this meaningful scholarship helps support EPHS students in their post-secondary education. The scholarship is awarded to students who major in one
of the fields of engineering (electrical, mechanical, aerospace, bio-medical) and/or computer sciences, or who are entering the field of business administration.
The Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business, in the amount of $2,750, is currently one of the larger scholarships offered at EPHS. It is renewable for an additional three years, for a total of $11,000.
Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship - 2014 Recipient
The winner of the 2014 Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business is Michael Parrish.
The son of Denise and Ted Parrish, Michael is an avid athlete, competing in two Varsity sports at EPHS - baseball and hockey. In March 2014, Michael received the Ryan Shuman Determination award, given to a senior hockey player who best exemplifies strength, courage, determination and commitment to Eden Prairie Hockey. Michael was an active member of the EPHS DECA Business Club and also served as the student member of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Michael is an involved volunteer in the community, where he volunteers as an instructor for EP Baseball winter clinics for youth players. He continues his work with the adaptive floor hockey & wheelchair basketball teams for students with special and physical needs.
For college, Michael will attend the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, where he intends to major in Finance. Congratulations, Michael!
Current & Past Winners
2014 Michael Parrish
2013 Akila Pai
2012 Mark Miller
2011 David Platner
2010 Nicole Foyt
2009 Brandon Keibler
2008 Kyle Knutson
2007 Matthew Byrne
2006 John Krull
2005 Anna Green
2004 Rochelle Affias and David Huang
2003 Nathan Dorr
2002 Rommell Cevallos
2001 Corbin Hilgeman
I wanted to tell you how grateful I am to have received the 2010 Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship. I feel so honored and blessed to have FEPS in my life. When Ms. Educate announced my name at scholarship awards night I could hardly contain my excitement. FEPS truly made my senior year! I am excited to work with FEPS for the next four years. Thank you so much for once again choosing me to be the recipient of this wonderful scholarship.
~ Nicole Foyt, Class of 2010
This scholarship is available to any graduating Eden Prairie High School senior who will be attending any post-secondary school in the fall and entering the field(s) of computer sciences, business, or any area of engineering (ie: biomedical, civil, electrical, aeronautical, mechanical, etc). This includes public and private technical schools, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges.
Emphasis for Selection
Strongest consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate their interest in a career in the above named fields. Relevant coursework, activities, community service and employment are considered. While applicants should be all-around citizens, GPA and class rank are not crucial factors for selection.
$2,750 per academic year, renewable for an additional three years, for possible award total of $11,000. The scholarship is renewable contingent on the recipient earning 12-16 credits per quarter (or the school's equivalent of a full load) starting freshman year or equivalent and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.
To Apply for the 2015 Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship
Applications for the 2015 Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship will be available early 2015. The application deadline will be mid-April and the scholarship will be awarded at the EPHS Academic Awards night mid-May, 2015.
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