By State Rep. Todd Hunter
AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — It is important to recognize the commitment and sacrifice of those men and women in uniform who bravely serve our country. One way the Texas Legislature honors future generations of military leaders is through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP).
This program was established by the 81st Texas Legislature to support promising students who show a commitment to education and service as well as to encourage participation in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at civilian colleges.
Each year, members of the Texas legislature, along with the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, are allowed the opportunity to select students across the state to receive college scholarships through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP.) As a condition of these scholarships, students must commit to serving in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, or to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Services upon graduation.
The Governor and Lieutenant Governor may each appoint two students, and each State Senator and State Representative may appoint one student to receive a TASSP scholarship. As the State Representative of House District 32, my office is accepting scholarship applications from eligible students who reside within the district.
To be considered for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship nomination, a student must meet two of the following four academic criteria at the time of the application:
- Graduate or have graduated high school with the curriculum requirements of the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan, or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
- Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Achieve a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23).
- Ranked in the top third of their graduating class.
Additionally, the selected student must provide the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with verification of a four-year commitment of qualified military service no later than six months after graduation from college.
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You may also send your application by mail to either my Capitol office in Austin (P.O. Box 2910, Austin, Texas 78768) or my District office in Corpus Christi (15217 S.P.I.D., Suite 205, Corpus Christi, TX 78418) by the deadline. Students must complete their TASSP online applications by Friday, October 15, 2021.
The TASSP scholarship is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Questions can also be directed to the Board’s Office of External Relations, which can be reached at 512-427-6111. For more information visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If you would like any additional information on the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program, please don't hesitate to contact my Capitol or District Office (512-463-0672; 361-949-4603).
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State Representative Todd Hunter serves the constituents of Texas House District 32, which is composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County.