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.

Who We Are

Rocket City Scholarship Granting Organization is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to income-eligible students 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 their current educational environment. Rocket City SGO works directly with the schools, streamlining the process for parents and ensuring every child has an easy transition to their school of choice.

How We Do It

While Rocket City SGO is technically funded by the State of Alabama, 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.

Here’s How

Our Team

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 provided his expertise and insight to several boards.

Kelly Martin

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

Jenny Jesup

Jenny Jesup is a Certified Financial Planner at Bridgeworth Financial and joined the board in 2020.  Jenny and her husband, Patrick, are proud University of Alabama alumni and Huntsville natives.  They enjoy staying active, trying new recipes, cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tine and the Atlanta Braves, hosting game nights, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Whitney O’Rear

Whitney is a Tax Supervisor for Anglin Reichman.  She received her Bachelor’s in Accounting with a concentration in Tax and an MBA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  When she is not working or volunteering her time at the Junior League of Huntsville or the Women’s Economic Development Council she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, reading, crafting and hosting family game nights.