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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
Boston College EMS, a student organized group created in response to Kevin’s death, excellence award named in Kevin’s memory

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

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2018 Benefit Dinner Dance

left to right: Greg Calnon ‘97, Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09, Nina Robertson ’13, Katerina Karaiskos '18, Alyxie Harrick ’08, Kevin Devine '99, Lorena Sferlazza '11, Brody O’Brien ’14

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2017 Benefit Dinner Dance

Front row left to right: Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09, Kim Devine '15, Grace Bradley '17, Brody O’Brien ’14, Nina Robertson ’13

Back row left to right: Greg Calnon ‘97, Kevin Devine '99, Alex Libre ’12, Eloise Libre ’10, Kara-Lynne Bess ’07

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2016 Benefit Dinner Dance

Left to right: Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09, Brody O’Brien ’14, Ava Rosato '16, Greg Calnon ‘97, Lorena Sferlazza '11, Kara-Lynne Bess ’07

NHS Scholarship Recipients at 2015 Benefit Dinner Dance

Front row left to right: Eloise Libre ’10, Alyxie Harrick ’08, Kim Devine '15, Lorena Sferlazza '11, Nina Robertson ’13, Despina Sidiropoulos ‘09

Back row left to right: Alex Libre ’12, Greg Calnon ‘97, Brody O’Brien ’14, Kevin Devine '99

NHS 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

It's Relevant Discussion with Christian Eidt and Kim Devine

Kevin's Fund Video - Parts I and II

Part II of the Video (Youtube.com)

Latest News

2018 Scholarship Recipient Announced

Congratulations to Katerina Karaiskos, the 2018 recipient of $100,000 Kevin M. Eidt Memorial Scholarship for the most outstanding senior at Norwalk High School. She was recognized at the annual Dinner Dance benefit held in Norwalk on Saturday April 7, 2018. Katerina will be attending Cornell University in the fall.

Katerina Karaiskos

Connecticut State General Assembly Citation

Kevin's Fund was a recipient of an official citation from the state of Connecticut in recognition of 22 years of public charitable support and service to the Norwalk community, a lifetime achievement of $2M in scholarship awardsm and for having the largest individual merit based award worth $100,000.

Kevin Eidt Emerging Leaders Awards

Congratulations to Fatou Sall BC '21, who was named the recipient of Kevin Eidt Memorial Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Scholarship at Boston College on April 10, 2018 and to Noella D'Souza BC '20 who received a special ELP program 30th anniversity facilitator award at the reunion event on April 14, 2018.

Alyxie Harrick Joins Selection Committee

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Alyxie Harrick, 2008 recipient of Kevin's Norwalk High scholarship, has joined the Scholarship Selection Committee beginning with the 2018 award. Alyxie is a 2012 graduate of Georgetown University, and currently a Senior Consultant, Corporate Strategy with Deloitte in New York City.

2018 Scholarships Awards

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kevin's Fund will be offering $129,000 in scholarships for 2018, bringing the total value of scholarships awarded to $2M since the Fund's inception in 1997. Please read our Thanksgiving update letter for more details.

2017 Annual Report Letter

Read The Fund's annual update letter reviewing a remarkable year of success and support.

Scholarship Fund Accomplishments as of June 30, 2017
Funding as % of Contributions99.4%