FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/21/2015
Rep. Thompson Advocates Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
Application Now Available
AUSTIN, Texas: Nominations for the 2015-2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) have officially opened for next year’s class (Fall 2015/Spring 2016 academic year). Students are required to enter an agreement requiring a four-year commitment as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marine, or a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States. These annual awards of up to $10,000 each may make a difference in the life of high-achieving students.
In order to be considered for the TASSP, a student enrolling in higher education straight from high school must meet two of the following four academic criteria at the time of application:
• Be on track to graduate, or has graduated high school and complete the curriculum requirements of the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan, or the International Baccalaureate Program;
• Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
• Achieve a college readiness score on the SAT (1590) or ACT (23);
• Be ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class.
"The TASSP provides an incredible opportunity for students who are dedicated to pursuing a college education and serving our nation through the military," Rep. Thompson stated. "I have the utmost respect for these young men and women, and I’m grateful to be able to participate in this program for the third consecutive year.”
The Texas Armed Services Scholarship, administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), was created by the Texas Legislature in 2009 to encourage students to participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at civilian colleges. For more information on specific requirements, please visit http://hhloans.com and click on the “Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)” link.
If you would like to be considered for nomination by Rep. Thompson for the TASSP, please email your resume to District29.Thompson@House.State.tx.us no later than June 1, 2015.