The Ricky Wilcox Scholarship Fund is a 501 C 3 nonprofit , # 01-0822333 ,that provides scholarships to outstanding graduating students and student athletes from Buena Regional High School to further their education. The scholarship fund has been set up in Ricky’s honor, to recognize athletes who embody the qualities he demonstrated to his school mates and opposing athletes on and off the mat and to honor the many ambitions he had for his life thru education.. . The Ricky Wilcox Memorial Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis to students who are attending a 2 or 4 years college or trade school. The Wrestling Scholarships are awarded yearly. Scholarships have also been awarded to athletes of other sports such as football, boys and girls track, and soccer. An Outstanding Male and Female athlete is also selected and awarded a $1000.00 scholarship. Awards have also been given to National Honor Society and Natural Helpers Club students and we continue to support the Buena Wrestling team . Applications are submitted to Buena Regional High School.
These funds are all generated through the Annual “Run4Ricky”.The amount to be awarded is determined by the success of each years event and eligible applicants.. The average amount of scholarships have been $13,000.00 each year. We are proud to say that since inception more than 176,000.00 has been awarded. We are grateful for the continued support and generosity of our sponsors, community, schools, participants, and volunteers, who without this would not be possible. A class room has been also been dedicated to Ricky’s memory at the new Buena Regional Middle school. We look forward to positively impacting the future of these very deserving students while remembering Ricky and all the ways in which he touched our lives.
Contributions may be sent to: The Ricky Wilcox Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 514, Friendship Road, Buena, NJ, 08310.