FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 08/03/2017
Rep. Ed Thompson Announces Nomination For Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
AUSTIN – Representative Ed Thompson has formally nominated Jordan Hayes for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. This scholarship program benefits students who have been nominated by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senator, or State Representative and intend to participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs while attending a Texas college. Additionally, these students must meet specific eligibility criteria in order to receive an initial award, including obtaining a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and ranking in the top third of their high school graduating class.
"The TASSP is a unique opportunity for students to build their leadership skills while earning college credit," Rep. Thompson stated. "I am grateful for the young men and women who commit to serve our country through the Armed Forces and am proud to support this program that is preparing the next generation of leaders for our country."
The recipients of the scholarship will receive up to $4,000 for the 2017-2018 school year and, dependent on available funding, may receive up to four years of awards.
"I am honored to have been chosen to receive the nomination for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. Being a recipient makes me proud to be a Texan," said Jordan Hayes. "This opportunity provides my family with the relief of knowing that the commitment to my education and service to our nation through the Navy will help me finalize my dream of working as a Biomedical Engineer," Hayes continued.
Hayes, a Pearland native, graduated with a 4.14 GPA after being homeschooled and traveling around Chile and Colombia with his parents, who are missionaries. While living abroad, Hayes engaged in a number of humanitarian activities, including aiding with fire and flood disaster relief, building a church, and serving impoverished communities with food and clothing. Upon graduation from Texas A&M, he hopes to serve in the United States Navy and attend medical school to specialize in cardiology.
"Jordan is an extraordinary member of our House District 29 community and I look forward to seeing all that he will accomplish. I am humbled by his determination to serve our country and I am glad to be able to nominate him for the 2017 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program," said Rep. Thompson.
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