The Merit Award is just one example of how the Redstone Arsenal Community Women’s Club (RSACWC) supports the Redstone Community. Merit Awards are one time grants based on academic achievement, community activities, an essay and a Letter of Recommendation. The award is used to pay for tuition, books and related fees associated with pursuing a vocational certificate, an undergraduate or graduate degree. Awards are available to graduating high school seniors, college students and spouses.
Those eligible for the program include U.S. Military and DoD Civilian Family Members whose primary residence is located within the Redstone Arsenal Community (a 50 mile radius around the installation).
Military Family Members must be the son, daughter or spouse of an Active Duty, Retired or deceased Service Member, with “Active Duty” being defined as Active Duty regular service (Army, Navy, Air Force Marines and Coast Guard) and or Reserve or National Guardsmen activated during the time frame that applications are made available until the award ceremony.
For DoD Civilian Family Members to be eligible they must be the son, daughter or spouse of a DoD Civilian assigned to Redstone Arsenal.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Merit Award Program will be available online here from Friday, November 01, 2013 to Friday, January 31, 2014.
Download the Merit Award Fact Sheet