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As we progress through the 21st Century higher education will be of even
more importance to the youth of our community.

Mission Statement:
To provide opportunities for continued education through academic excellence.

TOSCA was formed to serve the students of the Newman- Crows Landing Unified School
District. Its purposes are:

• to increase the number of scholarships available to our high school seniors and graduates seeking further education

• to honor junior high and high school students for their academic excellence.

The success of TOSCA means increased financial aid to help our youth continue their education after high school.

TOSCA’s charge is to create a community-wide effort to increase the interest of higher education in our youth, whether it be in vocational or collegiate institutions.

Points of Interest

• The organization was formed in 1993 with the efforts of Bob McConnell the charter president of the organization.

• A 15 member board of directors serves the organization with an advisory panel consisting of the principal of the middle school, the principal of the high school, the superintendent of the school district and a representative from the city council. The board of directors conducts monthly meetings.

• TOSCA is a California 501c3 non-profit corporation.

• Endowment funds ($250,000) from the Estate of Dorothy and Ben Arnhold were willed to the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District in the latter part of 1993 and the district named TOSCA as the vehicle to distribute the scholarship funds. Only interest earned on the endowment is distributed annually.

• In 1995 TOSCA began a program of honoring the Top 10 students of grades 8-11 with $50 annuities. The annuities are paid in addition to other scholarships earned by the students. To be paid the annuities, students must meet the minimum requirements of a TOSCA scholarship. Top 10 senior students are awarded certificates of achievement.

• In 1996, former school board member and Crows Landing resident, John Patrick Grisez passed away and willed an endowment fund of $100,000 to the school district with the stipulation that the funds be distributed to students seeking further education in the fields of law and medicine. Only interest earned on the endowment will be distributed.

• In 1998 the school district formed an investment committee consisting of the district superintendent, the district finance manager, two representatives from TOSCA and a member of the school district board of trustees. The committee is responsible for investment decisions of the Arnhold and Grisez Endowments.

• In December 2000, former Newman resident, businessman and Orestimba Union High School graduate, Ernie Prien contributed $1,000,000 to TOSCA.
Two endowment funds were created from the generous gift; A $500,000 scholarship fund for college undergraduates and college graduates seeking further degrees and a $500,000 school fund to enhance educational programs within the school district. Only the interest earned on the endowments will be distributed.

• A TOSCA Endowment Scholarship Fund was formed in January of 2001. With five levels of giving beginning at $5,000 with an Honorary Degree, this program will enhance the annual TOSCA fundraising drives. Benefactors and outright contributors will both be honored each year at the annual scholarship banquet.
Honorary Degree Level $5,000
Associate Degree Level $10,000
Bachelors Degree Level $15,000
Masters Degree Level $20,000
Doctorate Level $25,000 or more

• Scholarship awarding over the past 20 years is as follows:
1994 – 18 recipients – 18 OHS Seniors $13,950
1995 – 46 recipients – 27 OHS Seniors, 19 College students $26,745
1996 – 78 recipients – 40 OHS Seniors, 36 College students $47,115
1997 – 61 recipients – 34 OHS Seniors, 27 College students $57,895
1998 – 61 recipients – 35 OHS Seniors, 24 College students $54,650
1999 – 70 recipients – 38 OHS Seniors, 32 College students $65,620
2000 – 48 recipients – 19 OHS Seniors, 29 College students $55,185
2001 – 56 recipients – 25 OHS Seniors, 31 College students $76,000
2002 – 84 recipients – 31 OHS Seniors, 53 College students $75,100
2003 – 61 recipients – 21 OHS Seniors, 40 College students $66,650
2004 – 50 recipients – 20 OHS Seniors, 30 College students $58,100
2005 – 53 recipients – 18 OHS Seniors, 35 College students $64,150
2006 – 54 recipients – 27 OHS Seniors, 27 College students $68,700
2007 – 56 recipients – 23 OHS Seniors, 33 College students $77,600
2008 – 80 recipients – 40 OHS Seniors, 40 College students More than $100,000
2009 – 82 recipients – 32 OHS Seniors, 50 College students $64,975
2010 – 74 recipients – 34 OHS Seniors, 39 College students $70,400
2011 – 89 recipients – 49 OHS Seniors, 40 College students $83,905
2012 – 86 recipients – 44 OHS Seniors, 42 College students $105,150
2013 – 87 recipients – 38 OHS Seniors, 49 College students $99,350
2014 – 104 recipients – 33 OHS Seniors, 71 College students $117,675
2015 – 99 recipients – 39 OHS Seniors, 99 College students $144,850
2016 – 95 recipients – 26 OHS Seniors, 69 College students $144,850

 

 

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