Bill and Dorothy “Ho” Taylor made their home in Anacortes in the late 1940’s and raised five children here.  Bill, a teacher, coach and administrator at AHS, was instrumental in mentoring, serving as a positive role model and providing support to students. This continued over the entire over the course of his career.  These students often needed an extra push to convince themselves that they could meet or exceed their potential.  Ho, who met Bill while attending the University of Washington, was the daughter of a doctor and nurse in Butte, Montana.  She was instrumental in raising her five children with Bill. Ho worked at a local jewelry store and was also instrumental in raising money to improve the value of the local hospital in Anacortes.   Their outreach to others and the community they loved is why we dedicate this scholarship in their honor. 

Selection Criteria 

  • Truly has a financial need.

  • Recipient must attend a 4-year college.

  • Progressively, through high school, has demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with classmates and educators.

  • Commitment and follow-through with activities and goals.

  • Student who may have turned around their lives while in high school. (e.g. Someone who has overcome struggles with academics or become actively engaged in sports/school activities.

  • Community involvement or volunteer work. 

  • We want to reward for education beyond high school, no matter what the dedicated field of study is.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 (although will consider a lower GPA based on input from the committee).

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in Junior and Senior years.