The Randell D. Voas Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Major Randell D. Voas, USAF, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 9th, 2010. It was established by Randy’s mother, Jo Kallemeyn, brother, Jeff, wife, Jill and children, Maddeline and Mitchell. In 2010, a group of Randy’s friends established Randy’s Run to provide a second scholarship in his honor. Beginning in 2016 the proceeds from Randy’s Run will be combined with the funds established by Randy’s family to have one scholarship in his honor, the Randell D. Voas/Randy’s Run Scholarship. Major Voas attended Eden Prairie Schools from first grade to his graduation from Eden Prairie High School in 1985.
Each year Randy’s Run is held in May to raise funds for this scholarship. The 2017 event is being held on May 29th at 8am at Purgatory Creek. Additional information about Randy’s Run can be found on their website.
Are You a Good Potential Applicant?
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Eden Prairie High School senior who will:
- Attend any post-secondary school in the fall following graduation (including public and private – vocational, junior college, community college, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges)
- Has a grade point average of 3.25 or higher
- Actively participating in one or more of the following activities that Randy participated in – Nordic Ski, Band, Boy Scouts and/or NHS
Award Amount: One-time award of $2,000, non-renewable.
How to Apply:
The application process will take place through Eden Prairie High School’s Multi-Scholarship Application process. Applications are open December through February. A committee will choose the recipient and the scholarship will be awarded at the EPHS Senior Community Scholarship Awards night in May.
Step 1: Get a letter of recommendation from a teacher. 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.
Step 2: Complete the application. Please complete the Multi-Scholarship application through EPHS’s online Naviance system. The system is available from December through February.
Current & Past Winners:
Randell D. Voas Memorial/Randy’s Run Scholarship (combined in 2016):
- 2017 Allison Cotrell and Matthew Fier
- 2016 Caroline Frischmon and Kevin Jeter
Randell D. Voas Memorial Scholarship:
- 2015 Katie Velek
- 2014 Briana Paulsen
- 2013 Kayla Schroeck
- 2012 Mikalyna Sell
Randy’s Run Scholarship:
- 2015 Micayla Batchlor
- 2015 Nathan Derks
- 2015 Claire Zurn
- 2014 Hannah Jeter
- 2014 Eric Savereide
- 2013 Ryan Stewart
- 2013 Maddie Sligh
- 2012 Cayla Witte
- 2011 Aaron Bartnik