FALL 2019


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 2019 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 2018-2019.


Tuition and Fees                  $13,900

Books and Supplies                $1200

Health Insurance                     $2400

Room and board                  $15,800

Personal transportation           $2250


TOTAL                                  $35,550





Suppose the scholar is accepted at a private school in California.  2019-2020 tuition and fees at Stanford, for example, will be $52,857, at St. Mary’s, $49,000, 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 52 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.


28 APRIL 2019 Rossmoor Scholarship 52ND Anniversary



















The Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation (RSF) celebrated its 52nd year by giving forty-eight $3,000 scholarships to students from eight local schools.  Along with the forty-eight scholarships there were eleven special awards of $2500 given by special interest donors.  The awards that these forty-eight students received were based on financial needs, academic accomplishments and community service.  The funding for these scholarships was from Rossmoor residents, community organizations and memorial gifts.


The eight local schools were:


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