Kevin's Fund Introduces New Community Service Scholarship
In collaboration with the Mayor’s office and the Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, Norwalk Public Schools is pleased to announce the inaugural Kevin M. Eidt Norwalk Community Service Scholarship.
Seniors from all four of the city high schools meeting the following criteria are eligible to be considered for the $5,000 scholarship:
- Able to demonstrate a breadth and depth of outstanding service to the Norwalk community. Service associated with financial compensation or service related to for-profit organizations are not eligible for consideration.
- In good standing in their school and their community.
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
- Plans to matriculate at a four-year not for profit US college or university in the fall following their high school graduation.
Each high school will establish their own process to identify the student to represent their school as a finalist for the scholarship. Students meeting the eligibility criteria and who wish to be considered or wish to apply for the scholarship should contact their respective school’s selection committee members for additional information.
The Selection Committee members:
- Brien McMahon High School - Paola Perez
- Center for Global Studies - Lilly Murillo
- Norwalk High School - Mike Surace
- P-TECH Norwalk - MaryLu Matott
Each student selected to represent their school will be invited to submit an application to the Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund in early March. The application will have a May 1st submission deadline.
The recipient of the scholarship, determined by the Selection Committee, will be announced by the Office of the Mayor or Norwalk Public Schools at an appropriate time and place to be announced.
Kevin Eidt was co-valedictorian of the Norwalk High School class of 1996, member of the marching and jazz band, and co-captain of the boy’s tennis team. The community service scholarship was created to foster community service which was an integral part of Kevin’s life as a volunteer for the Norwalk Soup Kitchen, Save the Children Foundation, and American Heart Association.
Kevin passed away from cardiac arrest while playing an intramural basketball game during the first week of second semester of his freshman year at Boston College. The Norwalk community responded to this tragedy by creating, growing, and sustaining the Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Since its inception Kevin’s Fund has awarded $2.7 million in gifts of education to 222 recipients who have demonstrated involvement and accomplishments across the spectrum of academics, athletics, the arts, and community and religious service.
Additional information about the Fund can be found on www.KevinsFund.org.