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Applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program now being accepted

by | May 7, 2015 | Education

Applications for the
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program now being accepted

From Staff Reports

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State Representative Jeff Leach announced that his office is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP), which offers a conditional scholarship to a deserving student dedicated to education and military service.

 

“Since its inception, the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program has afforded exemplary young Texans with the opportunity to achieve their goal of becoming servant leaders of our country.  I consider it an honor and privilege to play a small role in the success of these students,” stated Representative Leach.

 

Created in 2009 by the 81st Legislature, the TASSP was designed to financially assist post-secondary students by encouraging them to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States.  Each year the Texas Governor and Lieutenant Governor appoint up to two students, and each Texas State Senator and State Representative may appoint one student.

 

The TASSP provides recipients with a conditional scholarship for up to four years, depending on available state funding.  To be eligible, the student must fulfill two of the following four requirements:

 

1.      On track to graduate or has graduated high school with the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB);

2.      Has a current high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;

3.      Is currently ranked in the top third of their respective high school graduating class or graduated in the top third of their graduating class;

4.      Has achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1590) or ACT (23).

Students must be enrolled in a college or university in the fall 2015/spring 2016 academic year in order to be nominated for a TASSP during the current nomination cycle.  Upon meeting the aforementioned requirements, all interested candidates should contact Mary McClure for more information about the application process at [email protected] or (972) 424-1419.

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