House Representative

Parker, Tan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/20/2016

REPRESENTATIVE TAN PARKER ANNOUNCES OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR THE TEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Appointed Recipient to Receive a Scholarship Covering Their Higher Education Expenses

(Flower Mound, Texas) -- Today, State Representative Tan Parker announced that his office is accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP), a scholarship program that affords each member of the Texas Legislature the opportunity to annually appoint a student to receive a college scholarship. Applicants must be dedicated to participating in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs while attending a Texas college and meet specific eligibility criteria in order to receive an initial award. Depending on available program funding, a recipient may receive the annual scholarship for up to four years.

“This scholarship program is a tremendous opportunity for the Texas Legislature to provide to a student who will serve our country in the future,” Parker stated.

In order to be considered for nomination, an applicant must meet two of the following four academic criteria:

1. Be on track to graduate, or has graduated high school with the Distinguished Achievement Program or the International Baccalaureate Program;
2. Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale;
3. Achieve a college readiness score on the SAT (1590) or ACT (23);
4. Be ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class.

Once an applicant meets the above requirements for nomination, a scholarship recipient must be enrolled in a Texas public or private accredited institution of higher education, remain a member of an ROTC program while attending school, and graduate with a degree within 6 years while maintaining academic standards. Additionally, the recipient must enter into an agreement requiring a four year commitment to the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine or a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States following graduation.

For more information on the scholarship program and to initiate the application process, please contact Representative Parker’s District Office at 972.724.8477 or email Trish Robinson at patricia.robinson@house.texas.gov. Interested students may also visit www.hhloans.com to learn more details about the program. The deadline to apply for an appointment from Representative Parker’s office is Thursday, June 30th.

Contact:
Jordan Taylor