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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, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charitable organization, was established in honor of the exemplary achievements of Kevin, who died from cardiac arrest during his freshman year at Boston College. The Fund recognizes outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, arts, and community and religious commitment.




Kevin’s Legacy

Norwalk High School class of 1996

  • Co-valedictorian of the Class of 1996
  • Co-captain of the Tennis Team
  • Member of the Marching Band
  • Member of the Jazz Ensemble
  • NHS Honor Society Chapter named in Kevin’s memory

Boston College class of 2000

  • Posthumously received the Nicholas H. Woods award for initiative, motivation, and student leadership.
  • The Liturgy Arts Group dedicated their I Want to Praise Your Name CD to Kevin.
  • The men's and women's intramural basketball trophy is memorialized in Kevin's name.
  • Eagle EMS, BC student organized group created in response to Kevin’s death, excellence award named in Kevin’s memory.

Community

  • American Heart Association volunteer
  • Save the Children Foundation volunteer
  • Norwalk Soup Kitchen volunteer
  • St. Jerome Youth Group Program leader
  • St. Jerome Youth Room dedicated in Kevin's name
  • Posthumously recognized by The Hour in October 2001 as one of a hundred Norwalk area leaders as part of Norwalk's 350th Anniversary
  • From Roberta Flack to Boy George: Last Fantastic Albums Ever Made written by J.J. Briggs dedicated to Kevin February 2003
  • Elegy for Trumpet and Harp dedicated to Kevin February 2005



Norwalk High School Scholarship Recipients at 2014 Benefit Dinner Dance


Front row left to right: Nina Robertson ’13. Alyxie Harrick ’08, Jillian Mallozzi ’98, Brody O’Brien ’14, Lauren O’Hagan ’06, Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09

Back row left to right: Eloise Libre ’10, Alex Libre ’12, Kara-Lynne Bess ’07, Greg Calnon ‘97




Kevin's Fund Video - Parts I and II





Latest News

2015 Scholarships Awards

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kevin's Fund will be offering $120,000 in scholarships for 2015, bringing the total value of scholarships awarded to $1.6M since the Fund's inception in 1997. A new award has also been approved which will offer a one-time $2,000 scholarship to any Norwalk High School senior who matriculates at Boston Colllege. Please read our Thanksgiving update letter for more details.


2014 Kevin's Fund Golf Tournament

Congratulations to Julian Mondonedo, Kevin Zhao, John Fahey, and Patrick Reilly winners of the 16th Annual Kevin's Fund Golf Tournament, held on Sunday, September 28th at Wayland Country Club in Wayland, Massachusetts. Visit our Golf Tournament pages for pictures and full tournament recap.


Spring 2014 Annual Report Letter

Click HERE to read Fund’s annual update letter to current supporters.


Boston College CSOM Honors Program

Congratulations to Kevin Zhao, BC '15, the 2014 recipient of the $17,000 CSOM Honors Program Scholarship. He was recognized at the year end Honors Program Banquet at Boston College on April 25, 2014.


2014 Scholarship Recipient Announced

Congratulations to Brody O'Brien, the 2014 recipient of $100,000 Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship for the most outstanding senior at Norwalk High School. He was recognized at the annual dinner dance fundraiser held in Norwalk on Saturday April 5, 2014.


Kevin Eidt Memorial Emerging Leader Award

Congratulations to Alec Ellis, BC '17, who was named the recipient of Kevin Eidt Memorial Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Scholarship at Boston College on April 1, 2014. ELP is one of the great programs for BC freshman and the Fund is honored to be associated with it's highest participant award.



Scholarship Fund Accomplishments as of June 30, 2014
Recipients114
Awards$1,500,750
Funding as % of Contributions99.4%