The Purpose of the Award:


  • To REMEMBER and honor the life of Ryan Fischer and all he stood for through his strong faith in God, his passion for his country, his unconditional love for all others and his zeal to live life to its fullest.  

  • TO ENCOURAGE AND CHALLENGE area varsity hockey players to live a life that represents the integrity, character and sportsmanship that Ryan displayed in all facets of his life.

  • To RECOGNIZE one senior varsity hockey (boy or girl) player that best reflects Ryan's life.

  • To ESTABLISH and promote a standard for all amateur athletes. 


The award will be known as the "Ryan Fischer Legacy Award" and will be a one-of-a-kind trophy and a one-time college scholarship to the school of the recipient's choice.  The value of the scholarship will be based on the assets available.  The name of the recipient will also be placed on permanent plaques in Grandville High School and the home ice arena for the Grandville High School ice hockey team.


Nominations for the award will be made by head varsity hockey coaches in the state of Michigan.  The award will be presented each spring after the conclusion of the MHSAA playoffs at the

Henrik Zetterberg/Hockey Weekly High School All-State Awards Banquet.



  • Senior in High School with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA

  • Accepted to an accredited college or university and enrolled by October 1st following his/her high school graduation - Scholarship made payable to university only

  • Must have lettered in at least two varsity sports including hockey

  • Must be of high moral character, demonstrate a strong faith in God, a love for this country and be committed to community service

  • Must also demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship, exceptional leadership, integrity and a positive attitude.


The goal of the Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship committee is to establish an endowment fund capable of sustaining the scholarship for an indefinite period.


2020 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Ryan Endres

Forest Hills Eastern High School

2019 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Ethan Green

Caledonia High School

2018 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Julie Smith

Walled Lake Northern High School

2017 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Paul Forhan

Walled Lake Northern High School

2016 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Noah Weigle

Grandville High School

2015 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

 Brent Petersen

Grand Haven High School

© 2014 Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship