FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/29/2016
State Representative James White Offers Opportunity for Students to Apply for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship
(Austin, TX) - State Representative James White is now taking applications from Southeast Texas who want to be selected as recipients of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). The purpose of the TASSP is 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.
Students who wish to be considered must be a student enrolling in higher education directly from high school and meet two of the following four criteria at the time of application:
- Be on track to graduate (or have graduated high school) and complete the curriculum requirements of the Distinguished Level Achievement Plan or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB);
- Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher;
- 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.
"It is an honor to be able to recommend outstanding Southeast Texas students who plan to be active in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs for this scholarship opportunity," said Rep. White.
Additional information and applications for the TASSP can be found at www.hhloans.com. Students may send their applications to either Shawn.Dunn@house.texas.gov or Saul.Mendoza@house.texas.gov by May 31st, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.