About

About

Mission Statement

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization was founded to help provide families in the Tennessee Valley with a true choice in the education of their children. We hope to accomplish this by giving scholarships to students who are not thriving in their current school environment so that they can attend a school that meets their educational needs.

The Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 provided the framework for SGOs like Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization to pay tuition for qualifying low-income students to attend schools they wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend. The state of Alabama sets aside $30 million each year for all SGO’s to use for their scholarship recipients. We humbly ask that you direct your Alabama State taxes to support us. Your tax credit donation will allow us to continue blessing our students and their families.

Who We Are

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization is a non-profit Organization that exists to provide scholarships to income eligible students who are seeking a school that best fits their educational needs.

What We Do

We give K-12 scholarships to income eligible families whose children are not thriving in the educational environment they are in, allowing for an education that best fits that child’s needs. Rocket City SGO 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

While technically funded by the state of Alabama, we as taxpayers, must tell the state to direct our taxes in support of an SGO.  Our scholarships are funded when you direct your corporate and individual Alabama State tax liability to us through the Department of Revenue. Supporting Rocket City SGO 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
PO BOX 18154
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! 

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.