House Representative

Clardy, Travis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/11/2016

Rep. Travis Clardy seeks nominee for Texas Armed Services Scholarship

Nacogdoches, TX - State Representative Travis Clardy is now accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). Each member of the Texas Legislature has the privilege of annually nominating a student to receive the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. Through TASSP, the Texas Legislature encourages students to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States or 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.

“Strong academic achievement, solid leadership experience and a commitment to community service are all qualities indicative of the recipients of this scholarship. This is a great opportunity for a deserving young person interested in military service after college. ” said Rep. Clardy

To be eligible to receive the scholarship award, applicants must enroll in a Texas public or private accredited institution of higher education, commit to 4 years of training through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program and plan to enter the Armed Services upon graduation. Nominees must also meet two of the following criteria: (1) be on track to graduate high school or have already graduated with the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan or International Baccalaureate Program, (2) have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, (3) achieve an SAT score of 1070 or ACT score of 23, or (4) be ranked in the top one-third of the high school graduating class.

Eligible students are encouraged to contact Rep. Clardy's district office at 936-560-3982 or email jerri.jones@house.texas.gov for information on application requirements. Applications will be accepted through July 4. More information about the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program can be found at www.hhloans.com.