Senator Bob Deuell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sen. Bob Deuell

CAPITOL UPDATE

New Armed Services Scholarship Announced

I am happy to announce an exciting new opportunity for students in Senate District 2. I will nominate one student that is prepared to serve their state and country by participating in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) to receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship award of up to $10,000 for the 2010-2011 academic year, and depending on funding available, up to four years of scholarship awards.

A scholarship recipient must agree to four years of ROTC training at a private or public institution of higher education in Texas. After graduation, the recipient must make a four-year commitment to the Texas Army National Guard or the Texas Air Force National Guard or contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services.

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must meet two of the following four academic criteria: be on track to graduate with the Distinguished Achievement or International Baccalaureate program; have a current high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; achieve a college readiness score of 1590 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT; or be currently ranked in the top one-third of the student's high school graduating class.

Funding for the award is made available through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program, created by the 81st Texas Legislature with the passage of House Bill 3452. Under this program, the governor and lieutenant governor may each appoint two scholarship recipients. Each Texas state senator and representative may appoint one scholarship recipient.

Interested students from Senate District 2 meeting the above criteria may apply for the scholarship by sending their high school transcripts and resumes to me at P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711. Include a statement of 300 words or less, describing the factors that have influenced you to pursue a career in the Texas National Guard or United States armed services. Applications must be received by March 1.

To contact Sen. Deuell about the legislative process, contact the Capitol Office at (512) 463-0102 or mail to Sen. Bob Deuell, Texas Senate, P.O. Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711. The website for the Texas Senate is www.senate.state.tx.us. The e-mail address for Sen. Deuell is: bob.deuell@senate.state.tx.us.

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