Taylor Emmons Scholarship

Honoring a legacy. Transforming a future. One student at a time.
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.

Apply for The Taylor Emmons Scholarship

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  • Who may qualify for the scholarship?

    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.
  • What are the Scholarship application procedures?

    1. 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.
    2. Complete the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Application.
    3. Complete remaining portions of the Admissions application process.
    4. Complete The Out-of-Door Academy Financial Assistance Process.
  • What are the deadline and notification dates?

    The scholarship will be awarded once the review committee has made a decision. All scholarship applicants will be notified.
  • Is the family required to submit a new financial assistance application each year?

    It is a requirement to submit a new financial assistance application each year.
  • Is there financial assistance available to students who are accepted for admissions but do not receive the Taylor Emmons Scholarship?

    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.

Scholarship Recipients

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  • Maayan Tedeschi, 2024-25 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Amaya Cadena , 2023-24 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Trenton Hitchcock, 2022-23 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Ben Garcia, 2021-22 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Rebecca Aguilera, 2020-21 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Nevan Hernandez, 2019-20 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Dani Taraska, 2018-19 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Kaylen Rivers, 2017-18 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Joshua “JJ” Easto, 2016-17 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Austin Brinling, 2015-16 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Bailey Ekes, 2014-15 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Cameron “Cam” Smalley, 2013-14 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Sierra VanSuch, 2012-13 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient

  • Desmond Lindsay, 2011-12 Taylor Emmons Scholarship Recipient


The Out-of-Door Academy

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