Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, invites the community to join the annual Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) celebrations throughout August 2021. Black Philanthropy Month is a... Read More
Congratulations! You have been nominated, by a member of the Cardinal Newman community, to submit a short application for the Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship for Cardinal Newman. Unlike other awards that honor students based on their academic achievements or athletic skills, this prestigious award is given to a rising senior at Cardinal Newman who, like Bobbi, immortalizes optimism, enthusiasm and commitment to humanity. The scholarship committee will select the recipient based on the information provided in the online application. We encourage every nominated student to submit an application. The deadline to submit your application is March 12.
Bobbi Rossi Background
Bobbi Rossi’s memory shall live on in the Columbia community through scholarships to students at Cardinal Newman. Columbia was home to Bobbi for most of her short life. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School, graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in 1982 and entered her third year in the Nursing program at the University of South Carolina. Bobbi’s sudden death in September 1984 led the Rossi Family to establish the Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship Fund as a way of perpetuating her memory in the community.