Brighter Days Grief Center Scholarship

The founder of Brighter Days Grief Center, Carolyn Kinzel, along with her husband Greg, has established this scholarship fund in 2017 for students whom have lost a parent or sibling. As a blended family, each of their three children suffered this unimaginable loss during their time in Eden Prairie schools. Their wish is to promote support for students coping with grief while providing hope for their future.

More information about or to donate to this scholarship fund can be found at the Brighter Days Grief Center website.

Are You a Good Potential Applicant?

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

  • Has lost a parent or sibling within the 4-year high school term (students who have lost a parent will be first priority) and,
  • Will attend any post-secondary school in the fall following graduation (including public and private – technical schools, 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges)

Award Amount: One time award amount of $1,000 per academic year and is not renewable.  A total of five scholarships will be awarded.

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.

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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.

2019 Overview Brighter Days Grief Center Scholarship Criteria

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Current and Past Recipients:

  • 2018 Nene Barry, Craig Evers, Mackenzie Fronek, John Galleger, ShaeAnn Nelson, Shay Stewart



Thanks For Your Support!

It’s because of you, our donors and partners, that we can support Eden Prairie students.