The Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club (FRCSC) will award more than $24,000 in academic scholarships to 28 local high school and college students during its 16th Annual Scholarship Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM at Silver Wings Banquet Hall, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
“This is what we’ve been working for all year,” says Allison Higgins, FRCSC president. “This program was created to support our kids; to offer them a leg up in their academic endeavors. These kids are focused on furthering their education and giving back to their communities -- Feeding the hungry, finding cures for diseases, and advocating for women and children are just a few examples of what these kids want to do with their lives. Let’s get behind them.”
Since 2001, the FRCSC has distributed more than $271,000 in scholarships to local students. In 2016, the FRCSC saw a 26 percent increase in the number of scholarship applications. Each year the FRCSC members and volunteers donate thousands of volunteer hours to support its various programs to include its Scholarship Program. In 2015, the FRCSC’s volunteer work was valued at $70,000.
Incorporated in 1977, the Fort Rucker Community Spouses’ Club’s primary mission is to develop a spirit of community responsibility. Volunteers gladly give of their time and talents to serve both the military and civilian members of the Fort Rucker and Wiregrass communities. More information about membership and welfare programs are available at www.fortruckercsc.com or on facebook https://www.facebook.com/FortRuckerSpousesClub/.