This fund was established by the family and friends of William W. (Bill) Anderson after his death in 1992. A lifelong resident of Concord, Bill graduated from Concord High School in 1942, where he played football and ran track, wrote the class poem, and was selected as the most-talented member of his class. He was the first Concord boy to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and in his honor the town held a "Billy Anderson Night."

Bill served as a Marine pilot in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a civilian member of the Marine Corps Reserve. After the War, Bill married and pursued his life's calling: photography. For many years, Bill shot weddings and portraits, took aerial photographs of Concord, and was the proprietor of Anderson Photo on the Mill Dam in Concord. Always devoted to his alma mater, Bill was one of many Anderson graduates of that institution, as were his parents, Leslie and Esther, his wife, Mary, all four of his children, and four of his grandchildren. The William W. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Bill’s life work and his devotion to Concord.