The RHA High School Scholarship Awards are part of the Rossmoor Home Owners Association’s ongoing support of education in our community. Our neighborhood support of education both for the LAUSD and our students has its roots in Rossmoor developer Ross Cortese’s vision for Rossmoor and the importance he and his wife, Alona, put on education.
To be considered for the awards the high school student’s family needs to be current RHA members and the student must:
- Be a Rossmoor resident.
- Be on track to graduate during the contest year from an accredited high school program.
- Intend to enroll in /has been accepted to an accredited college or university in the summer or fall of the contest year.
- Submit the RHA Scholarship Award application and supporting materials on or before the deadline.
- Complete and submit the essay as outlined on the current year’s Award application.
The Scholarship Awards
The RHA awards one to three cash scholarship prizes to graduating high school students based on number and quality of the entries. The total award amount is determined by the RHA when the annual budget is passed. For 2016, the total scholarship award budget was $4,000.
The Contest Criteria
Judging criteria for the awards are:
- 60% for the essay (20% each for the quality of the idea, effectiveness of the argument, and technical proficiency)
- 15% for On Campus Activities/Sports/Clubs
- 15% for Off Campus Community Service
- 10% for GPA
The 2017 Application deadline and details will be announced shortly after the first of the year.
RHA High School Scholarship Awards – Past Recipients
Here are some of our past Scholarship Award announcements: