Established by friends, family and business associates of William Ayers, this scholarship pays tribute to a man who aided in many ways the development of high school and college basketball in Sault Ste. Marie and outlying areas. He was committed to helping the youth of the community through basketball programs. All compensation he received as the Sault High School coach was turned back to the program to help pay for team trips, uniforms and equipment. The scholarship recipient must be a Sault High graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA.