Released by the office of State Rep. Dan Flynn

AUSTIN - State Representative Dan Flynn has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible High School students within House District 2. The 2013-2014 Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students throughout the state who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, or to become commissioned officers in the United States armed services. The scholarship will provide recipients with up to $10,000 per academic year for up to four years (out of the five years allowed for graduation) toward undergraduate education at any Texas university with an active ROTC program. (Currently, this includes 32 public and private institutions.)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
  • Students must be enrolled in a college or university in the fall 2013/spring 2014 academic year in order to be nominated for a TASSP during the current nomination cycle.

To receive the scholarship, a student must:

  • Be appointed by a State Representative or State Senator or by the Governor or Lieutenant Governor. (Each member of the Legislature may make one appointment to receive one of the first scholarships. The Governor and Lt. Governor may make two appointments.)
  • 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."

 

If you are a constituent or a child of a constituent in House District 2 and are interested in this scholarship, please send, via mail or email, a cover letter and the above mentioned proof of requirements in a packet to Amanda Robertson to be received no later than Wednesday, the 10th of July 2013. Email a PDF attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..tx.us

 

State Representative Dan Flynn

c/o: Amanda Robertson

TASSP

Room CAP GN.7, Capitol
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768 
(512) 463-0880

 

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