Senator Bob Deuell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sen. Bob Deuell
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Information on Armed Forces Scholarship

Texas students ready to serve their state and country by participating in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) have the opportunity to apply for a conditional Texas Armed Services Scholarship. A recipient may receive up to $10,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year, and dependent on funding available, may receive up to four years of scholarship awards.

Funding is made available through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program, created by the Texas Legislature to encourage participation in ROTC programs at civilian colleges. The governor and lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and representative may appoint one student to receive a conditional Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

A selected student must commit to four years of ROTC training at a private or public institution of higher education in Texas. After graduation, the student must make a four-year commitment to the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, or U.S. Merchant Marine, or contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must meet two of the following four academic criteria at the time of application: be on track to graduate, or have graduated, with the Distinguished Achievement Program or International Baccalaureate Program; have a 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 ranked in the top one-third of the student's high school graduating class.

Interested students from Senate District 2 meeting the above criteria should send an email to bob.deuell@senate.state.tx.us for information on how to apply. Please send inquiries prior to Friday, May 11th.

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