Scholars need dollars and Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation offers help


College costs continue to rise, and graduating high school students wanting to continue their education are faced with a huge question, “How am I going to afford it?”  The 2017 Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation (RSF) fund drive is under way to help students answer that question.


How much does college cost?  Here are annual estimates for University of California campuses in 2017-2018.
















Suppose the scholar is accepted at a private school in California.  2017-2018 tuition and fees at Stanford, for example, will be $44,757, at St. Mary’s, $42,930, as reported on their web sites.


Every year the College Board releases its annual Trends in College Pricing based on its survey of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions.  Their 2016 report showed that the rate of increase in college costs continues to exceed inflation, and those increases are outpacing growth in incomes. (


U.S. News & World Report states that in-state tuition and fees at public universities have risen the most over the past 20 years, increasing 237% over that time.  (


The goal of the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation’s fund drive is to help students with their college costs.  Students from seven local high schools, Acalanes, College Park, Concord, Las Lomas, Mt. Diablo, Northgate and Ygnacio Valley High Schools, and Diablo Valley College apply for Rossmoor scholarships.  RSF scholarships are awarded based on students’ scholastic record, participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, community service, and work experience and their financial need.


Rossmoor donors are the heart of the RSF fundraising campaign.  Be a part of this worthwhile effort supported by Rossmoor residents for the past 51 years.  Whether your donation is large or small, scholars need dollars more than ever now to combat rising tuition costs.


Make a contribution today, using the donation coupon found HERE, to assist deserving students in reaching their higher education goals.

21 MAY 2017 Rossmoor Scholarship 50th Anniversary






















The Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation (RSF) celebrated its 50th  year by giving fifty $3,000 scholarships to students from eight local schools.  Along with the fifty scholarships there were seven special awards  for  $2500 given by special interest donors.  The awards that these fifty students received  were based on financial needs, academic accomplishments and community service.  The funding for these scholarships are from Rossmoor residents, community organizations and memorial gifts.


The eight local schools were:

  • Acalanes High School
  • College Park High School
  • Concord High School
  • Las Lomas High School
  • Northgate High School
  • Ygnacio Valley High School
  • Mt. Diablo High School
  • Diablo Valley College


The attendees of this reception were students, their families, · donors and trustees.  After graduation, these students will be enrolled in schools of higher education.


These are exciting and challenging times for the students.



Contact Person:  Keith Alley 925.954.8276     DONATE