From the office of the
Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations


During the 81st Legislative Session, lawmakers approved the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Award. Under the measure, the Governor and Lt. Governor can appoint two scholarship recipients and each of the 181 members of the Texas Legislature (150 Representatives, 31 Senators) can appoint one scholarship recipient.

This scholarship is designed to encourage students to participate in ROTC programs at Texas institutions of higher education and become members of the Texas Army or Air National Guard, or a commissioner officer in any other branch of the U.S. Armed Services upon graduation. To be considered for the scholarship students must meet at least two of the following requirements; graduation from high school under the Distinguished Achievement Program or International Baccalaureate Program, a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, a rank in the top one-third of their prospective graduating class, and at least a 1590 on the SAT or a 23 on the ACT.

Interested student applicants should contact their local elected officials. To find out your local elected officials, please click here.