Roscon Scholarship Foundation, started in 1993 out of a piggy bank at little P.I. Video and Store. It obtained its 501(c)(3) status in 2002 and kept on growing.
Management matched money donated by patrons to support a scholarship program initiated in Tarlac State University where Roscon’s director used to teach and work. Up to this year, the program is still active
Today, the Roscon Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit organization that “takes care of people who take care of people” through scholarships, business and community support programs, immigration and naturalization facilitation and applied research. We started with scholarship programs – now we have expanded from just college students to masteral students. Most recently, we also received applications from indigents and native Aetas in the Philippines. The best achievement in 2016 was the announcement of the first Aeta ever to receive a post-graduate degree in education. Rodel Valdez, an Aeta from San Rafael, one of the indigenous barangays Roscon is helping, received his PHD in a very celebrated fashion, with no other than ABS-CBN, one of the biggest local TV networks in the philippines, participating in recognizing an indigent’s lifetime achievement.
The origin of “Roscon” Came from “Ros” for Rosario and “Con” for Conrado. It was initially a family foundation named after the parents of Carolina Cruz Cuison-Smith, one of the founders. In 2002, it was converted into a non-profit public charity under section 170(B) of the non-profit regulation of the federal government.
Activities operated the whole year round:
Quarterly “Bazaars” held in or out of headquarters;
feeding programs locally or internationally; art & essay contests here and abroad; annual concerts; art showcases; local community support projects; and aeta-negrito-teduray livelihood support programs to support the bodily and mental needs of the Foundation’s beneficiaries. Most recently, opening up “Roscon Esl Center” (English as second language) and Roscon gallery to support struggling artists in Dallas.
Roscon Foundation Encompasses a lot of activities that promote the health of an individual – from the brain to their toes. It has promoted a unique fundraiser the “Festival Tour Events” which initiated in 2013 to promote the Philippines, a third world country that has always been an ally of the United States of America.
Education is the best tool a person can have to overcome the struggles of life.
International Unity and Friendship.
Taking care of people who take care of people.