School Notebook

ROSC gives out $76,000 in college scholarships
This year, the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club offered $76,000 in scholarships to graduates of Kaiserslautern, Ramstein and Baumholder American High Schools.

Fundraising efforts by Baumholder organizations were dramatically reduced this year as a result of troop deployments,  so ROSC opened eligibility to help.
Scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $5,000 and were awarded at a Scholarship Awards Banquet on May 10.

Lt. Gen. Glen W. Moorhead, 16th Air Force commander, was the guest speaker and helped hand out the scholarships.

Many people worked behind the scenes to make the evening a success: the scholarship committee, the events and reservations committee, and the officers’ club staff. High school counselors, essay judges and the Ramstein Enlisted Spouses Association also worked on the program. ROSC Bazaar volunteers worked tirelessly to raise funds to then donate to the community.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised by ROSC volunteers who plan, coordinate and execute a world-class bazaar. The bazaar committee includes at least 25 ROSC members who typically work more than 2,000 hours from May to August. They screened and selected 140 vendors from around the globe, arranged security and background checks, recruited volunteers, provided publicity, accounted for $2 million in sales, and managed daily operations of 50,000 square feet of retail space in two aircraft hangars.

Last year, during the bazaar week, more than 400 community and 500 military volunteers worked more than 8,000 hours.
The scholarships were possible because of the ROSC members.