Founded by his family for graduating scholar/athletes of Urbana or Linganore High Schools.
The integrity of a life well-lived was inherent in all Ryan Dennison did. As a young man at Urbana High School, Ryan’s commitment to academic excellence and his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others were beaming examples to everyone. From academic distinction, to outstanding participation in sports, to his volunteer work with Big Brothers, Ryan was a positive role model. It was no surprise, then, when Ryan followed his family’s military tradition by attending West Point. As a 2004 West Point graduate, he proudly served The United States of America as a platoon leader and a member of Task Force Lightning. Simply put, Army Captain Ryan Dennison exemplified the West Point motto of Duty, Honor, and Country throughout his life. Tragically, Ryan’s bright future was cut short on November 15, 2006, when he died at the age of 24 courageously serving his country in Iraq. To honor Ryan’s memory, his family established The Captain John Ryan Dennison Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to graduating scholar/athletes from Urbana and Linganore High Schools who exhibit a commitment to community service.