Vince Thomas was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma. In 2016, Thomas started his 45th year of teaching along with being the head coach of the boys’ soccer team. Thomas’s charismatic demeanor continues to challenge students to work hard both in the classroom and in life.
Thomas is one of the many teachers in Eden Prairie Schools who inspire students to excel and succeed.
This scholarship was established through DECA and funded through their annual Powder puff game.
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 – technical schools, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges)
- Has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Award Amount: The scholarship is a one time award of $ 3000 and is not renewable. There will be 5 scholarships awarded at this amount. In addition, each Eden Prairie teacher (current or retired) who inspired the awarded students will receive a $250 grant.
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 and Past Winners:
- 2017 Clara Bartnik, William Claridge, Charlie Klein, Michelle Nguyen, Jacob Rouw