The Jack Fearn Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 2020 in memory of Jack Fearn and became an endowed award with the Foundation in 2023. Jack was a senior at Kirkwood High School (KHS) with plans to major in technical theatre at Missouri State the following fall, when he passed away Sept. 26, 2019. To honor his passion and to ensure his memory lives on, family and friends created The Jack Fearn Memorial Scholarship. This award is offered to a graduating senior with a GPA of at least 2.5, who is involved in the KHS Theatre Program and who is pursuing any major at a 2-year or 4-year institution.
Before Jack’s life was cut short by a traumatic brain injury, Jack was a Superstar. Jack loved life and lived it to the fullest. With his dark curly hair, infectious smile and sparkling eyes, Jack lit up every place he entered. Jack had a special way of making everyone feel welcomed and loved.
Selfless in death as he was in life, Jack lives on and has given new life to 6 individuals.
His heart beats for a young girl in Georgia.
His lungs provide breath to a boy in Pennsylvania.
His liver filters blood for a woman in Missouri.
His pancreas provides fuel for a young woman in Minnesota.
His left kidney provides critical life to a young girl in Missouri and his right kidney was given to a mother of a family friend.
Your gift to the KSDF Jack Fearn Memorial Scholarship honors Jack's legacy while supporting future KHS theatre students in their pursuit of their higher education.