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.
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.
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.
With 11 scholarships, valued at $160,500 to be awarded during the 2022 – 2023 academic year, Kevin's Fund has provided $2.7 million in financial support to over 200 exemplary young men and women matriculating at over 80 diverse colleges and universities in Kevin's memory.
Kevin’s Fund annually, supports the following scholarships at Norwalk High School:
For 27 years, the senior with demonstrated achievement across the spectrum of academics, arts, athletics, and community and religious service. **
For 27 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 23 years, the senior who has made an outstanding contribution to the Jazz program.
For 15 years, the senior at Norwalk High School who has made an outstanding contribution to the Orchestra program.
For 14 years, the senior who has made an outstanding contribution to Norwalk High School both as a scholar and an athlete.
For 9 years, to each graduating senior matriculating at Boston College in the upcoming fall semester.
For 3 years, senior selected as the Kevin M. Eidt Distinguished Student Speaker at the graduation ceremony. **
Commencing with the 2022 – 2023 academic year Kevin’s Fund will award a scholarship to a member of the Marching Band whose spirit, leadership, and commitment to the band program most reminded the Band Director of Kevin.
** P-Tech students are not eligible for this scholarship.