ROSSMOOR

SCHOLARSHIP

FOUNDATION

 AN OVERVIEW

 

Our Mission

 

The Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation is a volunteer organization of Rossmoor residents whose goal is to provide scholarships to deserving graduates from specified local high schools and Diablo Valley College to aid them in continuing their education at an accredited advanced institution, college, or university of their choice.

 

Our Authority

 

The Foundation is a charitable public organization incorporated in the state of California and governed by the U.S. Tax Code 26 USCA 501(C)(3) which permits it to receive tax-deductible contributions and avoid paying property or sales taxes.  Trustees are required to exercise appropriate fiduciary responsibility and to avoid conflict between personal interests and the duties they owe the Foundation,

 

Our Funding

 

Funding for scholarships is obtained principally through donations solicited from Rossmoor residents and from the Foundation investment account managed by Fidelity Investments.  Funds are also available from bequests and from community organizations and local businesses.

 

The Scholarship Process

 

Students apply for scholarships through the counselors at their schools.  Application packets contain a personal essay and information regarding scholarship, financial need, extra-curricular activities, community volunteer service and/or work experience, and letters of recommendation.  Trustees are assigned to a school interview team to evaluate each student’s application packet from the respective school.  The school interview team will then travel to the school to interview the applicants.  The culmination of the evaluation process is an Award's Ceremony held in Rossrnoor in May.

 

 

Contact Person:  Keith Alley 925.954.8276 keithealley@gmail.com     DONATE