House District 2
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2014
Contact: Amanda Robertson
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.