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Rep. Ed Thompson Announces Nomination For Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program  print page

by: Rep. Thompson, Ed
07/15/2019

AUSTIN – Representative Ed Thompson has formally nominated Zachary Cross for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. This scholarship program benefits students who have been nominated by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator, or State Representative and intend to participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs while attending a Texas college. Additionally, these students must meet specific eligibility criteria in order to receive an initial award, including obtaining a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and ranking in the top third of their high school graduating class.

"The TASSP is a unique opportunity for students to build leadership skills while earning college credit," Rep. Thompson stated. "I am grateful for the young men and women who commit to serve our country through the Armed Forces and am proud to continue supporting this program that is preparing the next generation of leaders for our country."

The recipients of the scholarship will receive up to an amount not to exceed $10,000 for the 2019-2020 school year and, dependent on available funding, may receive up to four years of awards.

"The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program gives me an opportunity to continue my dedication to my studies and work hard throughout my college years to become an engineer." said Zachary Cross.

Cross, a Pearland native, graduated from Pearland High School, with a ranking which put him on the top one percent of his class. While taking Advanced Placement courses, Zachary also volunteered at various local elementary schools, became a member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society, a member of the school's academic decathlon, and participated as a club member of the #IWillAsk Suicide Prevention task force.

"It also gives me an opportunity to represent my community and my State Representative, which I will do to the best of my abilities." Cross continued.

"Zachary is an extraordinary member of our House District 29 community and I look forward to seeing all that he will accomplish. I am humbled by his determination to serve our country and I am glad to be able to nominate him for the 2019 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program," said Rep. Thompson.

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