Bill Wells was born in Anacortes, the son of an attorney and a music teacher. He graduated from Anacortes High School and was a charter member of Key Club at AHS. Throughout his life he had a deep love for music, a reverence for the power of education and for his profession, law. The Bill Wells Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a student with good character and a record of responsible citizenship who plans to major in law, music or education.
- Good character and evidence responsible citizenship.
- 3.0 GPA for sophomore through senior years and completed requirements for entry into the type of institution to which he/she seek entrance.
- Graduating senior from Anacortes High School who will attend a college or university to pursue a course of study designed to ultimately apply to law school or to secure a degree in either music or education.