Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund

Despite Taylor Emmons’ short life, he managed to accomplish more in his 19 years than many people wish for in a lifetime. At The Out-of-Door Academy, Taylor excelled in academics and sports. He was a member of the National Honor Society, and was voted vice president of his senior class, Homecoming King and student with the most school spirit. Although the hole created by his absence can never be filled, the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund strives to carry on his spirit and energy by awarding a scholarship to at least one deserving young student each year.

The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund will provide opportunities for socio-economically diverse students to experience an independent, college preparatory education at The Out-of-Door Academy's Upper School. They will learn in an environment which allows students to strive to achieve their highest academic goals and build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

If you know of anyone that may be interested in applying for the Taylor Emmons Scholarship at The Out-of-Door Academy, (9th-12th Grade) please visit the ODA website for more information and application.

The Out-of-Door Academy

Since 1924, The Out-of-Door Academy has offered an innovative program focused on educating the whole child in a caring and supportive community. An Out-of-Door education is defined by the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to build character through a balanced program of academics, athletics and the arts. 100% of our graduates have matriculated to four year colleges and universities across the country. In 2006, The Out-of-Door Academy was recognized as a Cum Laude Society School, a distinction reserved for the top 1% of all secondary schools in the United States.

David V. Mahler
Head of School

Samantha Emmons

Executive Director of The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund

Samantha Emmons

We are pleased to announce Samantha Emmons as our new Executive Director of the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund. Like Taylor, Sam also used to attend the Out-of-Door academy where she played 4 years of volleyball and graduating in the class of 2015. She went on to graduate from USF with a degree in business management and is now living in Maine. She is passionate about animals, photography, gardening and her family!