Yearly, two $1000 scholarships are given to students who have overcome their own personal obstacles - financially, emotionally, or physically - yet have still kept a positive outlook while facing these challenges. The students must also have a love for Grossmont High School community and have the Foothiller spirit that Ryan so treasured.
Ryan’s parents, Mike and Amy Wilcox, share, “We are so proud and honored that Ryan's memory and sweet spirit live on at Grossmont through these very special scholarships. Ryan loved his Grossmont family, and his positive attitude, perseverance, kindness, and compassion for others exemplified the true meaning of why "It's Great to Be Young and a Foothiller.”
The two 2019 "Ryan Strong" Memorial $1000 Scholarship recipients are Tiam Babadiyaghoubi & Jaymee Gonnello.