Empowering the community
The West Point Spouses’ Club is committed to strengthening our community.
The mission of the West Point Spouses’ Club is to empower our West Point community, our local community, and the military community at large, through educational scholarships and grants.
Each year, the West Point Spouses’ Club raises tens of thousands of dollars to support this mission. We do this throughout the year by raising money through our West Point Spouses’ Club Gift Shop and our annual Casino Night Fundraiser.
At the end of each board year, we are delighted to award and recognize each receiving organization at our celebratory Grants and Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
Are you Interested IN a WPSC Grant?
The West Point Spouses’ Club is organized entirely by volunteers and exclusively for charitable purposes. Our top priority includes raising money to provide grants and educational scholarships that benefit the West Point community, our local community, and the military community at large.
We also support regional and national foundations that align with our mission. In 2023, we proudly awarded over $30,000 in grants. Our 2023 recipients include American Legion Post 663, Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, Unshattered, West Point Middle School, James I. O’Neill High School, Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Pantry, Walter Hoving Home, and Community Connections Corp.
Applying for a Grant through the Spouses’ Club involves a one-page application with the name of the organization, the fundraising efforts of your organization, how many people will benefit from this donation, if granted, and a typed explanation of why you are making this request.
Grant Application Instructions
- Applications are accepted between January 1st and March 8st.
- All funds need to be utilized by December 1st of the same calendar year.
- A Grant Reporting Worksheet and receipts must be submitted to the Community
Outreach Chairperson no later than December 31st of the same calendar year.
NOTE: Previous grant recipients must have Grant Reporting Worksheet complete and submitted on time to be eligible for a grant the following year.
- Appropriate authority approval signature required (i.e. supervisor, commanding officer, principal, superintendent). Signature verifies truth and accuracy of provided information on grant application.
- All application information must be complete in order to be considered for funds.
- The grant awards will be voted on by the WPSC Grant Committee and then approved by the WPSC board. Funds will be disbursed in May.
- Organizations will be notified via email regarding the status of their grant request by end of April.
Any questions regarding the grant application or process can be sent to: email@example.com
Are you interested in a WPSC Scholarship?
The West Point Spouses’ Club is a non-profit organization composed entirely of volunteers and exclusively for charitable purposes. Our top priority includes raising money to provide grants and educational scholarships that benefit the West Point community and the military community at-large.
The Scholarship Committee of the West Point Spouses’ Club welcomes your interest in applying for one of our academic scholarships, whether you are a high school senior applying to college for the first time or continuing your college or postgraduate education.
Scholarship Application Information
To be eligible to receive a WPSC scholarship, either you or your parent must be a full member in good standing of the WPSC by January 1, 2024, or within 30 days of arrival at West Point, whichever is later. Scholarship funds are intended to pay for tuition and fees, books, supplies, room and board, and other expenses for a degree, certificate, or other professional programs at accredited institutions of higher learning.
It is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy and completeness of your application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Applicants will not be notified if the application is incomplete. Letters of reference cannot be from any family members. Failure to follow these instructions will disqualify you. Applications may only be submitted by mail on or before March 11, 2024. Transcripts and letters of reference must be included in the same envelope. All written submissions should be neat and easily read.
2023 Grant & Scholarship Recipients
- Providing free admission to the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum for military members and their families
- Supporting the West Point Army Community Service by funding a catered meet and greet luncheon for Gold Star Families and volunteers who help to make the Wreaths Across America event happen
- Funding the Wreaths Across America – West Point National Cemetery on the graves of our fallen heroes at the West Point Cemetery through Wreaths Across America
- Supporting the Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Pantry, which served 945 households in our local community in 2022
- Funding cameras for the Dodea West Point Middle School Video Production
- Funding the rights to the Dodea West Point Middle School spring musical
- Supporting the James I. O’Neill High School Drama Club’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone”
- Helping to replace the carpeting and couch in the Lioness and the Lamb Home at Walter Hoving Home
- Supporting the James I. O’Neill High School Environmental Club’s school garden
- Helping with the Community Garden at Holy Innocents Food Pantry for Highland Falls Community compost farm project
- Creating Adventure Packs for the local public library and schools through a donation to the local Girl Scouts
- Funding the industrial heat press at Unshattered
- Supporting programming, activities, and support for local families with special needs through Community Connections Corp
- Helping to install a proper air conditioning unit for the American Legion Post
- Funding invitational meet fees for the James I. O’Neill High School Track Club
- Supporting the James I. O’Neill High School Senior Bash fund, which provides a safe place for seniors to celebrate their graduation