The 2020 recipients of the Rossmoor Homeowners Association High School Scholarship Awards are Ashley Maritato, and Brian Rogers. Both are seniors and will be graduating from Los Alamitos High School. Both Ashley and Brian have been accepted to several colleges but at the time of their application submission, they had not selected the college where they would attend.
Ashley moved to Rossmoor when she was 12 and has been active in our community volunteering at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Peewee soccer camp, and UCI Cancer Research Institute. Her on campus activities included participating in the Model United Nations, serving as a club officer in the Interact Club, playing in the LAHS orchestra, participating in the Medical Club. She also competed in the 2018 National Chemistry Olympiad and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Brian has lived in Rossmoor all his life. He has been active in our community as a member of the Boy Scouts where he attended Eagle status. He also planted trees in Big Bear to restore the natural vegetation and as part of the Irvine Ranch Education Center helped repair damage caused by the Canyon Fire 2. As part of his high school activities, Brian competed on the LAHS Cross Country team and Track team. He was also part of the Hiking Club, the Life hacks Club, the Computer Science Club, the Spanish Honors Society, the National Honors Society, and the Chess Club.
As a recipient of the Our Rossmoor Scholarship, Ashley and Brian received a check for $2,000.00 which they may use to help them with their college expenses.
RHA conducts the Our Rossmoor Scholarship Program to encourage the youth of our community to become involved in our future. It is open to any graduating high school student who lives at a RHA member residence address. To be eligible for this contest, the sponsor must have become or renewed their membership prior to the scholarship submission deadline. Details on the 2021 scholarship will be available shortly after the first of the year here on the Our Rossmoor Scholarship page.