The Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Scholarship Foundation was founded in 1980 by Coliseum Inc., the nonprofit corporation that built and operated the Coliseum Complex. Robert T. Nahas was a founding director and the President of Coliseum Inc. from its inception in 1965 until he retired in 1980. The Foundation endowment was initially capitalized by a contribution from Coliseum Inc. The first year two scholarships of $1,000 per year for four years were awarded. In 1983, Mr. Nahas made a personal contribution and expanded the number of scholarships to four. Also, in 1983, Coliseum Inc. made an additional contribution to the endowment and two scholarships were added in the name of George Scotlan, also a Coliseum Board Member and lifetime benefactor of East Bay Youth. In 2009, Jon & Ann Reynolds added to the endowment to fund two additional Reynolds scholarships. Subsequent to that Kile Morgan established the Morgan Family Scholarships increasing the annual awards to ten scholars and the total number of students on scholarship to forty.