2012 Nick Adenhart Scholarship open

Kernels Foundation accepting applications through April 27

By Cedar Rapids Kernels | February 20, 2012 4:43 PM ET

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Applications are being accepted through the Kernels Foundation for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship.

Nick Adenhart was a bright young pitcher who played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2006 and was a rising star in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Only hours after Nick's 2009 season debut on the mound for the Angels, a drunk driver tragically killed him on April 9, 2009, at age 22.

Nick's family would like to honor him by awarding a $1,000 scholarship in his memory. The Kernels Foundation is privileged to administer the scholarship on behalf of Nick's family.

The deadline for submitting applications for this scholarship is April 27, 2012. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from an area public or parochial high school. The applicant must plan on attending a two- or four-year accredited college or university and be registered in 12 or more hours per semester.

He or she must have played an organized sport in the last two years (does not have to be a school-sponsored sport), be a great teammate, demonstrated hard work and determination and have a clear vision of career goals.

Scholarship applications are available through area school guidance offices, or may be downloaded from the Kernels website at www.kernels.com. For more information, please contact Doug Nelson at 896-7614 or email at doug@kernels.com.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels open the 2012 season on the road at Wisconsin on Thursday, April 5, with the home opener on Monday, April 9, against Clinton at 6:35 p.m. Season tickets and 10-game coupon books are on sale now at www.kernels.com, with individual game tickets going on sale Monday, March 19, at 10 a.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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