Removing replacing search at top of Scholar theme

I am not happy with the search results I get from the search box included in the Scholar theme. I like the search widget much better that allows users to search by member, forum, group or blog. I imagine that others might want to use other search features instead of the default one.

I know how to remove it manually but it would be great if this could be part of the theme options. People could toggle it on or off and it would make theme upgrading so much easier.