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In honor of Taylor Emmons '09, The Out-of-Door Academy, along with the Emmons family, has established The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund was created to keep Taylor's selfless spirit, concern for others and love for The Out-of-Door Academy alive for generations to come. Each year, the scholarship provides financial assistance for talented students who want a brighter future to experience the many benefits of a college-preparatory education.
The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for socio-economically diverse students to attend The Out-of-Door Academy. The Scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who demonstrates the highest level of character and commitment to his/her academic, athletic, and artistic pursuits. The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising 9th grade student who otherwise would not have the means to attend. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the student must complete the Admissions Application and be accepted to The Out-of-Door Academy.
This scholarship will cover up to the full cost of tuition for four years. Families will be responsible for paying comprehensive fees. If you are interested in applying for the Taylor Emmons Scholarship at The Out-of-Door Academy, please contact the Admissions Office at (941) 554-5955.
Rising ninth grade students not currently enrolled at The Out-of-Door Academy who meet the following criteria:
Accept the challenges and responsibilities of attending a school where students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts, and athletics.
Exemplify Taylor Emmons' qualities of gratitude, kindness, good humor, and appreciation for others.
Demonstrate significant financial need as determined by The Out-of-Door Academy financial assistance process.
Submit the Out-of-Door Admissions Application. The $100 application fee does not apply to qualified applicants of the Taylor Emmons Scholarship. To receive an application fee voucher please contact Director of Admissions Laura Murphy.
Complete the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Application by February 3, 2023.
Yes, financial assistance may be available to students who are accepted for admission, but do not receive the Taylor Emmons Scholarship. In years past, our Financial Assistance Office has been able to make attending Out-of-Door possible for many scholarship applicants.