AUSA Awards Four Scholarship Winners

The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is proud to contribute financial support to outstanding students based on academic merit.

Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded for the 2016-2017 school year. Melissa Hagerty, Aaron Golding, Michaela Hird, and Megan Lipton are recipients of the scholarships.

Melissa Hagerty graduated from Rock Island High School and will attend Augustana University to study Spanish and International Business.

Aaron Golding graduated from Alleman High School and will attend Mount Mercy to pursue Business.

Michaela Hird graduated from Alleman High School and is currently enrolled at the University of Missouri where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing.

Megan Lipton graduated from Moline High School and will attend Northern Illinois University to pursue Biology.

AUSA represents every American Soldier, families and DA Civilians by:

  • Being the voice for all components of America’s Army
  • Fostering public support of the Army’s role in national security
  • Providing professional education and information programs

Scholarship Program

The Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Chapter of the Association of the United States Army
(AUSA) is proud to contribute financial support to outstanding students based on academic merit. This scholarship is open to applicants meeting the eligibility criteria

  • Applicants will be limited to those whose home address is within the footprint of the
    Rock Island Arsenal AUSA Chapter 5102 region and individuals meeting one or more of the following: a member of the United States Armed Forces (Active, Guard, Reserve or Retired; a Department of Defense Civilian employee; Department of Defense contractor; A Veteran or as a member of the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army); Immediate family members of the above are also eligible. NOTE: Immediate family members are defined as children, stepchildren, children of legal guardian, or spouse.
  • Scholarship applicants must possess a cumulative grade point average above 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants may choose to attend anyaccredited technical school, 2 year junior college or 4 year college or university.The scholarship will be forfeited if the student does not attend the specified program of study listed under their selected options beginning in the fall of 2016.

Previous recipients are scholarship eligible but will only be considered if insufficient applications are received by the scholarship committee. Please ensure your application is complete before mailing. The application will be disqualified if any required item is not included. The application and all required documents must be mailed together in one (1) envelope to the following address:

Rock Island Arsenal Chapter
Association of the United States Army
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 3276
Rock Island, IL 61201

All applicants will be notified by email by 30 June 2016. Scholarship funds will be presented to the student prior to the fall semester. The awarded funds will be in the form of a check issued to the student’s college, university, or technical school. Recipients of the Chapter Scholarships and their guests will be honored at an AUSA General Membership meeting prior to the 2016 school year. The funds must be used during the 20162017 school year.

The RIA AUSA Scholarship Committee reserves sole rights to determine that each
applicant meets eligibility criteria as stated in the Scholarship Application packet. If you
have any questions concerning the application packet or would like further information,
please contact the scholarship committee chairperson, Chioma Ezeugwu at