Scholarship in honor of
Scott Day established at CHSS
beloved teacher and coach Scott Day died on Aug. 24, he left behind not
only his family, but a generation of Hatteras students whose lives he
had enriched as an educator, mentor, and friend.
And now, Scott Day is leaving an even larger legacy.
this month, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced a new
scholarship fund in memory of this treasured father, husband,
sixth-grade teacher, and baseball coach.
Starting in 2015, the
Scott Day Family Scholarship will be awarded each spring to one
extraordinary college-bound Hatteras senior with outstanding community
service and leadership. Preference will be given to students with
financial need who plan to major in an education-related field.
wife, Kristin, explained that toward the end of her husband’s
seven-year battle with cancer, the entire community raised funds to
help the family with the medical bills. After his passing, she used the
remaining community contributions, along with the family’s own
contribution, to establish the scholarship fund.
“One of the
best ways to honor his memory and celebrate his life is to give back to
this generous, loving community,” she said. “May Scott’s love for his
students and his passion for teaching be an inspiration for others to
When the Community Foundation announced the
new scholarship, Facebook erupted with the news. Former students,
colleagues, and friends of Mr. Day’s wrote:
“Mr. Day was a
major inspiration for me to become a teacher. I can't thank him enough
for everything that he did for me. This would make him so happy to be
influencing students’ lives with this scholarship.”
honor it will be for the students receiving this scholarship! Can't
think of one that would mean more to Mr. Day's students!”
would be so happy and proud to be able to help a student reach their
goal of obtaining a higher education! Anyone who had the pleasure to
work, coach, volunteer, or be taught by him couldn't help but be
inspired by him and hopefully pass that inspiration on!!”
And, “The best teacher and friend ever. He would love this.”
by his family as a perpetual endowment, the principal of the Scott Day
Family Scholarship Fund will remain invested, while only the earnings
are used each year to award scholarships. That way, the scholarship
will endure in perpetuity -- along with Day’s legacy of inspiring and
To contribute to the Scott Day Family Scholarship, go to www.obcf.org/donate.
Or mail your check, payable to OBCF, to 13 Skyline Road, Southern
Shores, NC 27949; please write Scott Day Scholarship in the memo line.
Students may apply for the Scott Day Family Scholarship starting in March. Applications are accepted online at www.obcf.org.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation manages more than 45 scholarships
for local students, along with 100 other charitable funds. For more
information on establishing a fund in memory of your loved one, call
Lorelei Costa at 252-261-8839.