FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/02/2018
State Representative Jeff Leach Accepting Applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program 2018
PLANO - State Representative Jeff Leach is accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program - an educational scholarship opportunity for a deserving Texas student aspiring to serve our country through military service.
"The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program was designed to encourage our next generation of leaders to meet their goals of servant leadership through military service," stated Leach. "It is an honor to participate in this service-driven program by nominating a deserving Texan from our community."
Created in 2009 by the 81st Legislature, the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (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 may 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 Level of Achievement Plan 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 on a 4.0 scale;
3. Is currently ranked in the top third of their prospective high school graduating class or graduated in the top third of their graduating class;
4. Has achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23).
Students must be enrolled in a college or university in the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 academic year in order to be nominated for the TASSP during the current nomination cycle. Upon meeting the aforementioned requirements, all interested candidates must apply by Close of Business on July 9, 2018 in order to be considered for a nomination. Additional details outlining the TASSP application process may be found here. For more information, interested applicants should contact Representative Leach's District Office at (972) 424-1419 or Jeff.Leach@house.texas.gov.