Eyoab Eyassu Awarded DRG Legacy Award Scholarship from Larson Larimer Schneider

Eyoab Eyassu
Pictured (left to right): Vance Larimer, Eyoab Eyassu, Football Coach Mike Griebel, Principal Mike Christoff

Larson Larimer Schneider partnered with Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver to award a $1,000 scholarship to senior Eyoab Eyassu.

The scholarship, named the DRG Legacy Award, honors the lifelong legacy of Don R. Griebel, as a coach, trainer, weight-training pioneer, and influential mentor to hundreds of athletes throughout his 54-year career at Cherry Creek High School.

Vance Larimer, attorney and founder of Larson Larimer Schneider, was greatly influenced by Coach Griebel’s guidance and attributes much of his success as a student-athlete and as a respected professional to Griebel’s mentorship.

Now the head football coach of Thomas Jefferson High School, Don’s son Mike Griebel felt it was important to honor his father by continuing his legacy of mentorship and excellence. “My father always believed in the power of hard work and relentless perseverance- both on the field and academically. The DRG Legacy Award embodies these values, and Eyoab is a perfect example of what this scholarship stands for,” Mike Griebel said.

Eyoab Eyassu, the recipient of this year’s DRG Legacy Award, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, unwavering commitment, and exceptional work ethic both on and off the field. He has balanced his rigorous academic schedule with his dedication to both the football and wrestling teams, exemplifying the qualities that the DRG Legacy Award seeks to recognize.

In accepting the scholarship, Eyoab expressed his gratitude to Larson Larimer Schneider and reflected on the impact of this recognition. “Receiving the DRG Legacy Award means a lot. It not only supports my future educational goals but also inspires me to continue working hard and contributing to my community. I am grateful to Larson Larimer Schneider for this opportunity and to Coach Mike Griebel for his continuous support and guidance.”

Vance Larimer emphasized the importance of supporting young athletes in their academic and personal growth, stating, “At Larson Larimer Schneider, we believe in fostering the next generation of leaders. Eyoab’s dedication and achievements are truly inspiring, and we are proud to support him as he pursues his dreams.”

The DRG Legacy Award, celebrating the lasting impact of Don R. Griebel’s legacy and supporting the bright futures of deserving student-athletes, will continue to be offered to graduating seniors in the coming years.

Eyoab proudly graduated with a 4.6 GPA and plans on attending UC Denver this fall.