‘See Ya Later’ Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors

Application period opens Feb. 1 to eligible Auburn-area graduating boys, girls

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:45am
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The “See Ya Later” Foundation is offering the Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship to Auburn-area graduating seniors.

Five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students.

Student must be registered and scheduled to graduate from any of Auburn’s four high schools – Auburn, Auburn Riverside, Auburn Mountainview and West Auburn – or any graduating senior residing in Auburn attending other public or private accredited high schools, including home schools.

Graduating seniors are asked to complete an online applications and submit a letter of reference for the Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship. Please ensure that the student’s full name and school are included with each letter. Letters must be received by April 20.

Applications submitted without a letter of recommendation will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted Feb.1 to April 20.

To apply for a scholarship, please visit SeeYaLater.org

For more information, email Alissa@seeyalater.org.

Applications will be accepted by the student online only. The “See Ya Later” Scholarship Committee will review all applications and letters and narrow down the candidates to the top 12. Finalists will be notified and interviews will be conducted in May at the “See Ya Later” office.

All awards are one-time only and will be sent directly to the educational institution once the student has been accepted and enrolled.

Candidates must articulate how they:

• Exemplify kindness and compassion for others

• Have plans for continuing education

• Demonstrate commitment to community

About SYL

The See Ya Later Foundation is a faith-based, nondenominational organization with the mission of helping families fraught by a child’s medical crisis –

The foundation began with the inspiration of a 12-year-old boy, Scott Banke, who died of bone cancer in 2001. The foundation’s title came from a video Scott made while on a Make-A-Wish cruise. One of the last clips, Scott turned the camera on himself and told of the day’s events, ending by saying “See Ya Later!” The brief but poignant clip ended Scott’s memorial service.

The foundation’s outreach efforts include kids camps, scholarship opportunities and other resources for families in need. The foundation has helped hundreds of area families.

To learn more, visit seeyalater.org.

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