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Texas A&M student Andrew Jansen nominated to receive scholarship for ROTC members in Texas

CARROLLTON – Representative Ron Simmons (Carrollton) announced the nomination of Mr. Andrew Jansen to receive the Texas Armed Services Scholarship. Jansen is a 2017 graduate of Lewisville High School and is a rising Sophomore at Texas A&M University, where he is majoring in Meteorology. He is about to begin his second year in the Navy Corps of Cadets, where he is seeking a Commission with the United States Navy. Jansen was a member of the LHS Swim Team and Water Polo Team, volunteered at Christ Community Action, and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned his Eagle Scout award. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and graduated from LHS with a weighted GPA of 5.0.

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program, administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, was established by the Texas Legislature to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship award.

"The program helps exceptional young men and women pay for college before stepping up to serve our country,” said Rep. Simmons. “I am confident Andrew will continue to represent our community well during his time at Texas A&M and in the US Navy.”

The maximum value of the scholarship per school year is $4,000 and can be renewed annually for up to four years. Scholarship recipients must complete four years of ROTC service and commit to either serving four years as a member in one of the aforementioned armed services or contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

Rep. Simmons said, “It gives me great pride to know that our schools and community programs in House District 65 contribute to producing outstanding citizens like Andrew. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Zach Flores

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