2022 Scholarships

  • Shawn Ferguson, Academic Improvement

    Shawn Ferguson, Academic Improvement

  • Tasmin Saleh, Academic Improvement

    Tasmin Saleh, Academic Improvement

  • Joshua Kelly, Performing Arts

    Joshua Kelly, Performing Arts

  • Savannah Reynolds, Alumni

    Savannah Reynolds, Alumni

  • Sara Lopez, Athletic Challenge

    Sara Lopez, Athletic Challenge

  • Molly Schell, Community Service

    Molly Schell, Community Service

  • Howland McNelia, Science

    Howland McNelia, Science

  • Tessa Snyder

    Tessa Snyder, Audrey Seidel Backstage Pass 2022 Scholarship 

  • Liliana Warder, Jerry Lewis Art Scholarship

    Liliana Warder, Jerry Lewis Art Scholarship

Through their growing San Diego Foundation Endowment Fund,  the Foundation has been instrumental in funding student scholarships.  However, in the past few years, the number of alumni and retirees who have donated to special scholarships has grown tremendously.   Most of the scholarship recipients are selected through a spring application process which is overseen by the Foundation.

2022 GHS Foundation Annual Scholarship Recipients

  • Shawn Ferguson Academic Improvement $1000
  • Tasnim Saleh Academic Improvement $500
  • Joshua Kelly Performing Arts $1000
  • Savannah Reynolds Alumni $1000
  • Sara Lopez Athletic Challenge $1000
  • Molly Schell Community Service $1000

Second Class of 1975 $1000 Science Scholarship

  • Howland McNelia

Class of 1975 alumnus Joy Stovall shares, “We started this scholarship because Coronavirus stopped our plans for celebrating our 45th class reunion, but we wanted to do something to commemorate it.  After asking our classmates to a contribute to a class scholarship, we received an overwhelming response. We chose Science for the scholarship due to being part of STEM, which is very important, and there wasn't a current Foundation scholarship for it.” 

Second Audrey Seidel Backstage Pass $500 Scholarship

  • Tessa Snyder

In honor of Grossmont’s historic Theatre Arts Program, a group of former Grossmont thespians partnered with the Tony Award–winning Old Globe Theatre to sponsor a Grossmont theatre arts student for an in-depth look behind the scenes of professional theatre.  The program honors former Grossmont teacher Audrey Seidel Becker, to whom GHS’s Black Box is dedicated. 

According to Amity Ecker, “This year’s recipient junior Tessa Snyder has worked in tech theatre at GHS for three years, including Stage Managing, Master Carpenter, Lighting Design, and helping to facilitate and lead the Technical Theatre Program at GHS.  Tessa was excited to learn more last summer at the Old Globe, particularly in the fields of Lighting and Set Design.”

Second Jerry L. Lewis Art $1000 Scholarship

  • Liliana Warder

Jerry L. Lewis taught art at Grossmont High School for 30 years, 28 of which he served as the Art Department chairperson. An artist himself, Jerry’s wish to support an outstanding art student is his way to promote the arts and reward a deserving senior who best exemplifies a commitment to continuing a path in the arts beyond their high school education.   

According to Art and 3D Design Teacher Gwenne Pagarigan, “This year’s recipient Liliana Warder has been a committed student in 3D Design for 4 years. Every piece she creates has her style incorporated into it even as she experiments with different types of clay and scale of sculpture.”

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