Redstone Scholarships

Applications accepted from December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

Redstone Scholarships

Applications accepted from December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

Redstone Federal Credit Union Scholarships

We are excited to continue supporting members as they pursue their education dreams. Each year we award scholarships to our members – whether you are a senior in high school, currently enrolled in college, or venturing back to the classroom to follow your dreams of a new career path. As you prepare for your next step, Redstone is here to help.

Since its beginning in 1996, the Redstone Scholarship Program has awarded over $781,300 in scholarships and other monetary donations to students and partner schools. The program began with one partner school, and has expanded its partnership to eight local schools. This relationship provides one yearly scholarships to each of the eight partnership schools. Redstone also offers five at-large scholarships to students enrolled in other accredited colleges and universities all over the country.

Meet some of our 2021 scholarship winners


Hannah Anders | Calhoun

Hannah was homeschooled for six years before attending Austin High School in her junior year. During her senior year she was a member of the Schools team at Austin. She was a member of the National Honors Society and the Future Business Leaders of America, and was also the captain of her varsity soccer team.


Graeme Oakes | UAH

Graeme was a member of the Schools team at Bob Jones High School. While in school, he worked at Sam & Greg’s and volunteered at Honored Legacies for Veterans


Karl Pruner | Athens State

Karl is a Madison, AL native, currently finishing up his undergraduate degree at Athens State. When he isn’t studying or working, you can find Karl giving back to the community, volunteering at the Downtown Rescue Mission or tutoring students.


Kayla Hill | Drake State

Kayla has been an EMT with HEMSI for 5 years. Her job is extremely rewarding, but not nearly as rewarding as raising her 2-year-old son with her husband who is also an EMT. Currently enrolled in the nursing program at Drake State, Kayla lives the Redstone mission statement everyday – People Helping People.


Makia Henderson | Alabama A&M

Makia is a senior at Alabama A&M, majoring in Computer Science with a focus in Cyber Security. She spends her time serving her community and school, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, serving as the Technology Chair for the chapter.


Ruth Hellmann | Auburn

Ruth participated in the dual-enrollment program at Calhoun during her senior year of high school. This fall she started her freshman year at Auburn in their nursing program. Ruth looks forward to one day being a neonatal nurse. While in college, Ruth’s goal is to continue her passion of giving back to the community through volunteering. You may also see her in the stands at the Auburn baseball games cheering on the Tigers as a Diamond Doll.


Antonio Dodson | MTSU

Antonio uses the philosophy “start by helping people in a fundamental way” at school and in business. As a freshman at MTSU, he saw a need for a liaison between staff, students and organization, and created “OneForChange” as a way to make volunteering more accessible for students. Antonio plans to continue his passion for digital media and strategy in class, around campus and in business.


Ethan Pinkerton | Calhoun

Ethan is in his second year at Calhoun, continuing his path to becoming an accountant, with plans of transferring to USA. Ethan has been an active volunteer, spending time making a difference through Fellowship of Christian Athletes, helping with a local elementary school running club, as well as spending time volunteering at the New Hope Public Library.


Messiyah Stevens | Oakwood University

Messiyah has always been drawn to helping others, so it was no surprise that when he enrolled in Oakwood he sought out ways to make a positive impact on others. Messiyah has worked on many projects, to include being an intern for the behavioral neuroscience and molecular genetics lab with focus on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and nicotine withdrawal.


Brandy Marie Noonan | UNA

Brandy’s love for teaching children lead her to pursue a career in education. During her freshman year at UNA, Brandy became involved in the Baptist Campus Ministry, leading to her spending the two summers serving on mission in New Orleans, working with homeless, children and construction ministries. Brandy is preparing to take her Praxis this year and begin her internship with a local third grade class.


Mika Long | University of Tennessee

Mika was the Valedictorian of Moore County High School, class of 2018. She started her freshman year at UT and quickly became involved with making a difference on campus. In May 2020, Mika transferred to the School of Nursing at UT. As a nursing student she has worked on the COVID floor at the UT Medical Center. Mika lives “people helping people” daily and has faced the challenges that have come her way with a smile, flourishing both emotionally and academically.


Sydni Diaz | Calhoun

Sydni spent her time in high school focusing on others. She gave back to her community by volunteering with Carnegie Visual Arts Center through Delta Omega, making prom magical with Night to Shine – a program that offers an unforgettable prom experience for teens and young adults with special needs, and through a peer math tutoring program. She did all this while working as a pharmacy technician. She plans on transferring to Auburn in a couple of years to finish her pharmacy degree.

Redstone Partner Schools:

  • Oakwood University
  • Calhoun Community College
  • Athens State University
  • Northeast Alabama Community College
  • Alabama A&M
  • J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Middle Tennessee State University

Redstone Federal Credit Union® scholarship applicants must be primary account holders/members (not just a joint account holder); must be in good standing as defined by RFCU® bylaws. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in a accredited college or university to qualify for the scholarship. Applicants must be pursuing an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. Non-member applicants: Must be eligible for membership and open a share savings account to become a member and apply for scholarship. A minimum balance of $5.00 is required to open share savings account and must be maintained in share savings account at all times. Fees and other restrictions may apply. Dates subject to change.