About

About

Mission Statement

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization was founded to help provide families from Huntsville and the surrounding area with a true choice in the education of their children. To accomplish this mission, it is our sincere desire to partner with every qualifying school in the region. This includes private, public, and charter schools.

The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 provided the framework for SGOs like Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization to pay tuition for private school, and at times, fees associated with attendance to special public school programs like magnet schools, for qualifying low-income students. Participation in the program is easy and requires a partnership between RCSGO, our partner schools and the families of our scholarship recipients.

Who We Are

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization is a non-profit Organization that exists to provide scholarships to income eligible students who want to attend private, charter, or magnet schools.

What We Do

We work directly with our partner schools to provide funding for tuition and, at times, fees associated with attendance. The RCSGO works directly with the schools, streamlining the process for parents and ensuring every child has an easy transition to the school of their choice. 

How We Do It

With your help! Supporting the Rocket City Scholarship granting Organization is easy! Simply visit the AL Department of Revenue and indicate that you would like up to 50% of your Alabama Tax Liability be set aside for the RCSGO. Then pop a check in the mail to:

Rocket City SGO
3001 9th Ave SW, Suite 15B
Huntsville, AL 35805

When it is time to file your taxes, you will have an Alabama State Tax Credit in the amount of your donation. Simple! 

More Information About How to Donate
  • Go to myalabamataxes.alabama.gov
  • Set up a MAT account, or sign in.
  • Click on “Report a donation to an SGO.”
  • Choose Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization
  • Enter your donation amount. (Up to 50% of your tax liability)
  • Make your check payable and mail to:
    Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization
    3001 9th Ave SW, Suite 15B
    Huntsville, AL 35805

You will receive confirmation by mail from the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Board of Directors and Staff

Rocket City SGO’s Board of Directors consists of professionals and stakeholders from the Tennessee Valley community.

Becky Weis

Originally from Colorado, Becky Weis moved to Huntsville, AL with her husband and two sons in 2012. She has a background in Special Education and a special place in her heart for children of all ages.

Dave Lakin

Dave is a Professional Public Speaker, Business Trainer and coach. He has been on several boards providing his expertise and insight.

Kelly Martin

Kelly is the co-founder of Rocket SGO, having helped Brad start the organization. Kelli is an Auburn University alumni, and she and her family have called Huntsville home for over 12 years.

Tristram Evans

Tristram is originally from Great Britain (via California) and works for a law firm in downtown Huntsville.  His driving motivation in life is spreading kindness and helping others.  Tristram has a 3-year old daughter and lives in Huntsville.

Felica Sparks

Felica Sparks is the Founder of Ad4! Group, Communication That Counts! A local marketing, web and PR development company with experience  working with non-profit organizations.  Felica was born and raised in North Alabama and has always enjoyed being a community partner for the betterment of our North Alabama children.