High school senior students urged to apply for Scott Banke Memorial Scholarships

Six Auburn-area graduates to receive the award this year

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:15pm
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The “See Ya Later” Foundation is offering the Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship to Auburn-area graduating seniors.

It will award six $1,500 scholarships to eligible students.

Students must be registered and scheduled to graduate from any of Auburn’s four high schools: Auburn; Auburn Riverside; Auburn Mountainview; and West Auburn. Any graduating senior who lives in Auburn or attends other public or private accredited high schools, including home schools, is eligible.

Graduating seniors must meet three application requirements: submit an online application; email one letter of recommendation and a community service timeline to Alissa@SeeYaLater.org; and ensure that the student’s full name and school are included with the letter.

Applications, letters and timelines must be received by April 19.

Applications submitted without a letter of recommendation and a community service timeline won’t be considered.

For more information, email Alissa@seeyalater.org. For details, visit seeyalater.org.

Student applications will only be accepted online. The “See Ya Later” Scholarship Committee will review all applications and letters and narrow the list of candidates to the top 12. Finalists will be notified then interviewed at the “See Ya Later” office.

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

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote a positive impact on the community and world.

Scholarship criteria:

• Academics: performs well academically and has clear plans for continuing education;

• Character: exemplifies kindness and compassion for others;

• Leadership: exhibits leadership skills; and

• Service: demonstrates commitment to community service.

The foundation has awarded 90 scholarships, about $166,000, since it was established in 2007.

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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