Submitted by Jeff Leach, State Representative
As we continue our work in the Special Session as called by Governor Perry, I would like to take this opportunity to announce a scholarship opportunity for residents of House District 67. My office is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP), which offers a conditional scholarship of up to $10,000 to a deserving student dedicated to education and military service.
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 up to $10,000 per academic year for up to four years to any Texas University with an active ROTC program. 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).
Upon meeting these requirements, all interested candidates should contact Mary McClure for more information about the application process at Mary.McClure@house.state.tx.us or (972) 424-1419. The application deadline is Monday, July 22, 2013.
All my Best,
House District 67