Texas Armed Services Scholarship

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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

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