Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship in Business

The Holasek-Griffiths Scholarship for 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 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.

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)
  • Enter the field(s) of: business.

Award Amount:  $3,500 per academic year, renewable for an additional three years, for possible award total of $14,000.

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.

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 on May 16th.

Step 1: Get a letter of recommendation from a teacher. This scholarship requires a letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation currently in SCOIR will be used. If you do not have a letter of recommendation in SCOIR, one must be uploaded by a teacher or emailed to Ms. Gee Abby_gee@edenpr.k12.mn.us by February 9, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Step 2: Complete the Multi-Scholarship application through EPHS’s online SCOIR system. The application form can be found in your My Drive in the student SCOIR portal. The application form is available from December 15 through February 9, 2024. The top 5 candidates will be called for an interview.


Current & Past Recipients:

  • 2024 Vineel Panyala
  • 2023 Thomas Lippincott
  •  2022 Lydia Gschwendtner
  • 2021 Akshitha Ginuga
  • 2020 Jack Ekholm
  • 2019 Abigail Smith
  • 2018 Ben Fox
  • 2017 Bailey DeMets
  • 2016 Rijul Malik
  • 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

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