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Cedar Rapids Kernels accepting Adenhart scholarship applications, deadline nears

Kernels' pitcher Nick Adenhart (21) pitches to the Beloit Snappers at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids on Thurs
Kernels' pitcher Nick Adenhart (21) pitches to the Beloit Snappers at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, June 15, 2006. The kernels one on to win the game 3-2.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The application deadline for the Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship is Friday, April 10, the Cedar Rapids Kernels reminded Wednesday.

Adenhart was a pitcher for the Anaheim Angels who died in 2009 at the age of 22 in an automobile accident when his car was struck by a drunken driver. Adenhart pitched for the Kernels in 2006.

His family honors his memory by awarding two $1,000 scholarships annually. This is the eighth year for them.

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior from an area high school and attending full time a two-year or four-year college or university. They also “must have played an organized sport in the last two years, must be a great teammate, must demonstrate hard work and determination, and must have a clear vision of their career goal.”

Applications will be accepted via email to Sherry Downey at SDowney@kernels.com or via mail at Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship, c/o Cedar Rapids Kernels, PO Box 2001, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406.

Comments: (319) 398-8259; jeff.johnson@thegazette.com

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