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Texas Armed Services Scholarship

Apr 25, 14 • Featured News, School NewsNo Comments

Dan Flynn

House District 2

For Immediate Release:     April 15, 2014

Contact: Amanda Robertson

       512-463-0880

 

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Now Available

AUSTIN – State Representative Dan Flynn has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible High School students within House District 2. The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) was created to encourage students to participate in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at civilian colleges.
In addition to the eligibility criteria, a student must enter into an agreement requiring a four year commitment as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine or a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States. A student may receive up to $10,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year and dependent on funding available, students may receive up to four years of awards.
To be eligible, a student must meet academic criteria including:  
  • Be on track to graduate high school in a Distinguished Achievement Program or International Baccalaureate program.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Ranked in the top third of the graduating class.
  • SAT score of 1590 or ACT score of 23.
To receive the initial scholarship, a student must:
  • Be appointed by a State Representative or State Senator or by the Governor or Lieutenant Governor.
  • Enroll in an eligible Texas institution and an eligible ROTC program
  • Commit in writing to:
    • Remain in ROTC for four years.
    • Graduate within five years.
    • Enter Guard service or accept a commission with the armed services             within six months of graduation from college.
    • Meet program physical fitness requirements.
“The opportunity to serve your state and your country in this capacity is truly a privilege and an honor,” reflects Representative Flynn. “I would encourage any student eligible for this scholarship to apply and take full advantage of the opportunities made available for those who serve.” Representative Flynn has nominated a student from within House District 2 each year the scholarship has been offered.
If you are a constituent of House District 2, meet the criteria above, and are interested in this scholarship, please send a cover letter and proof of academic eligibility to Amanda Robertson. Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, the 10th of July, 2014. 
Email a PDF attachment to: Amanda.Robertson@house.state.tx.us
State Representative Dan Flynn
c/o: Amanda Robertson
TASSP
Room CAP GN.10, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0880

Free dental, vision care for low-income families

Jan 29, 14 • Featured News, News, School NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgThe Van Chamber of Commerce is letting you know about the free clinic coming up in February.  Friday, Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2014See information below.  If you have any questions after reading this information you may call for more information, call 903-596-8353.

Low-income families soon will have an opportunity to receive free dental and vision care services as part of an East Texas Mission of Mercy program open to all low income homes in East Texas.

East Texas Mission of Mercy was created when several dentists in Tyler realized the need for dental care in East Texas. The purpose of the event is to provide free dental treatment and eye examinations for low-income adults and teens who cannot afford care.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. – Friday – Feb. 28 at Bethesda Health Clinic, located at 408 West Ferguson in Tyler.  It is located next door to First Baptist Church downtown Tyler.  All patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may want to come pretty early to wait in line for this screening.

All people who receive treatment must be screened on Feb. 28  to schedule their appointment for March 1 at the treatment site. Screenings are necessary to determine whether the work needed can be done.

Services to be provided are: dental examinations, extractions and oral surgery, dental fillings, eye exams, and vision care. For dental, priority services will be provided for pain, infection and necessary extractions. Fillings and other services will be provided as available at the treatment sites.

People are eligible if they have an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level and are unable to afford the services. Local agencies, health departments, county indigent offices, or treatments facilities may identify prospective patients. However, all patients will have the personal responsibility to appear for the Mission of Mercy screening and their scheduled appointment the next day.

 

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