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Kevin M. Eidt Scholarship

Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kevin Michael Eidt

June 17, 1978 - January 23, 1997

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart."

 

The Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund was established through the generosity of the many people Kevin touched in his short life. Kevin, an 18-year-old dean's list freshman in the honors program at Boston College, passed away from cardiac arrest on January 23, 1997 while playing intramural basketball. Kevin set the example of the passion and sincerity we should bring to each day. He was an individual with vision, commitment, abiding hope, aspirations, and compassion. And when we look back, it was a life, albeit a glimpse of life, by which people can be measured and judged by.

Mission

The mission of the Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund is to preserve Kevin's spirit by paying tribute to achievements in academics, athletics, arts, and the virtues of service and faith that were the essence of Kevin's life.

Fund Facts

With 20 scholarships, valued at $155,000, to be awarded during the 2021 – 2022 academic year, Kevin's Fund will have provided in excess of $2.5 Million in financial support over 200 exemplary young men and women matriculating at 80 diverse colleges and universities in Kevin's memory.

Kevin’s Fund has been formally recognized by the City of Norwalk and the State of Connecticut for its longevity and contributions to the Norwalk High School and Boston College communities for passing on the torch of trust in the ability of the human spirt to overcome, achieve, and to excel.

Kevin’s Fund annually, supports the following scholarships at Norwalk High School:

For the last 26 years, the senior with demonstrated achievement across the spectrum of academics, arts, athletics, and community and religious service. **

For the last 26 years, the senior in the Marching Band, in good standing, who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average similar to Kevin’s accomplishment. **

For the last 22 years, the senior who has made an outstanding contribution to the Jazz program.

For the last 14 years, the senior at Norwalk HS who has made an outstanding contribution to the Orchestra program.

For the last 13 years, the senior who has made an outstanding contribution to Norwalk HS both as a scholar and an athlete.

For the last 8 years, $2,000 to each graduating senior matriculating at Boston College in the upcoming fall semester.

For the last 2 years, senior selected as the Kevin M. Eidt Distinguished Student Speaker at the graduation ceremony. **

** P-Tech students are not eligible for this scholarship.

 

Kevin's Fund