Timothy Kern Memorial Scholarship

Timothy John Kern attended Chestertown Middle School and graduated from Kent County High School in 2002. As his friends will attest, Tim was one of those rare individuals who could make you forget any trouble that you had; he seemed to know what to say and do to make every minute with him fun and memorable. You only had to meet Tim once to feel as if you had known him forever.

As a four year letterman, Tim played with 10 varsity teams. This commitment to sports and the visible passion with which he played was inspiring to others around him. Tim was a player that pushed his limits. He refused to say no to any workout, team experience, or completing the game. “Never give up” would be his attitude from sport to sport. The challenge of competition as well as the loyalty to teammates helped make Tim a valued friend.

A tragic accident on August 28, 2006 took Tim’s life at the age of 23. This scholarship was established by friends and family whose lives were changed forever because of the life of Timothy Kern. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a recipient annually who embodies the love for sports, passionate dedication, as well as fun and laughter that was Tim.

The scholarship is to be used to defray college costs (tuition, books, and room/board) in the student’s freshman year. The scholarship is not renewable, and is awarded annually.

Eligibility Applicant Must:

  • Be a High School senior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Intend to be a full time college/trade school student
  • Have participated on one or more school sports teams during all four years of high school
  • Demonstrate passion and dedication to the sport(s) played
  • Display strong character, work ethic and leadership abilities


  1. Include 1 (one) official copy of your high school transcript

  2. Please read and follow the directions on the application. Completed applications are due

    by March 20th. No email applications will be accepted. Applications must be mailed or delivered to:

    The Tim Kern Memorial Fund Attn: Tim Kern Memorial Scholarship 860 Washington Avenue Chestertown, Maryland 21620