The Rossi Prize began as a gift from Ray and Louise Rossi, of St Helena. They established The Rossi Prize as a way to honor Fred, Rachel, and Arthur Rossi. They are a true pioneering farming family with a deep respect for the land and the people who work it. It is their legacy to support the children of the community that labored along side them. Ray and Louise were actively involved in the The Rossi Prize and often exchanged letters with the students they supported.The Rossi Prize is for a V&E student who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and is a graduate of a high school in the Napa Valley who may benefit from the additional financial support and recognition. This prize is open to both undergraduate and graduate level students.