By Chelsea Williams | Echo
The seniors of 2014 have decided to give a gift that is sure to keep on giving. To follow in the footsteps of those before them, they plan to give a scholarship to a freshman entering Taylor in the fall.
Money used for the senior gift will come from the seniors, followed by a donor selected by the alumni office, who will match the amount of every dollar given.
The senior class scholarship will go to an incoming freshman based on financial needs and interviews within the admissions office, but the exact qualifications are unclear at this point. Discussions on who the recipient of this scholarship will be are ongoing, according to Senior Class Vice President Lauren Harvey
"This is a chance for the seniors of 2014 to leave their legacy in helping an incoming student experience the wonderful opportunities here at Taylor, not only academically, but also socially and spiritually," said Senior Class Secretary Claire Romanowski.
"It was really meaningful for a lot of people who knew him to be able to do that as kind of his legacy," Harvey said.
"It (the scholarship) decided just to become the tradition, we are keeping it going, and I think it will be the standing senior gift for a while," Harvey said.
Jason Koh, senior class president, hopes the scholarship is a way for the seniors to pass on the positive Taylor experience.
Plans for establishing the continuation of the scholarship have been talked about in the senior Inter-Class Council since last year, according to Senior Class Treasurer Justin Rauh.
"The idea was (that) we would select a freshman and fundraise for that freshman, maybe just to purchase all their books for freshman year," Harvey said.
There is no minimum or maximum for giving.
Harvey also stresses that ICC wants to make the senior gift as interactive as possible.
"So if people have suggestions or want to vote on it, we just want people to be excited about it," Harvey said.