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Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering, and Business


Scholarship Description

The Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business was established in 2000 through the generosity of Harold Griffiths in honor of his late wife, Betty Holasek-Griffiths, who was an Eden Prairie High School graduate (class of 1947).


Strongest consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate their interest in a career in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business. Relevant coursework, activities, community service and employment are considered. While applicants should be all-around citizens, GPA is not the crucial factor for selection.



This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Eden Prairie High School senior who will:

  1. Attend any post-secondary school in the fall following graduation (including public and private - technical schools, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges); and
  2. Enter the field(s) of: (1) computer science; (2) engineering; or (3) business.


Award Amount

$2,750 per academic year, renewable for an additional three years, for possible award total of $11,000.


This 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.


Application Procedure

  • The application process will take place through Eden Prairie High School’s Multi-Scholarship Application process.
  • Please complete the Multi-Scholarship application through EPHS’s online Naviance system. The system is available from December 15th, 2015 through February 2nd, 2016.
  • This scholarship requires a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation currently in Naviance will be used. If you do not have a letter of recommendation in Naviance, one must be uploaded by a teacher.
  • Applications are due by 3:00 p.m. on February 2, 2016.
  • A committee will choose the recipient and the scholarship will be awarded at the EPHS Senior Community Scholarship Awards night in May 2016.

Printable PDF version of this scholarship and application procedure





2015 Recipient

Riley TillittThe winner of the 2015 Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for Computer Science, Engineering and Business was Riley Tillitt.


The son of Linda and Ralph Tillitt, Riley was President of Southdale YMCA Youth in Government, Chapter leader of Eden Prairie “Partners in Health,” selected for Boys State, where he served as chair of the County Party Convention, State Representative, and chair of House Taxes Committee, and was Eden Prairie Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission student representative.


Riley also served as Quiz Bowl Captain and was co-founder of the Eden Prairie Youth in Government Chapter, an Executive Officer of Amnesty International, a DECA state finalist, a recipient of the Rose Rees Peace Award, a US Presidential Scholar, a National Merit Finalist and a National AP Scholar.


In the fall, Riley will attend Yale University where he plans to major in Economics and later enter the field of Business and Finance. Congratulations, Riley!



Current & Past Recipients

2015 Riley Tillitt

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


Receiving the Holasek-Griffiths scholarship has allowed me to truly focus on my studies and devote time to things I am passionate about. Without your support, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you.
~ Akila Pai, Class of 2013


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




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