Flynn invites students to apply for scholarship

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State Rep. Dan Flynn has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible high school students within Texas House District 2.

According to information from Flynn’s office, “The 2016-2017 Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students throughout the state who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard or Air National Guard  or to become commissioned officers in the United States armed services.”

The scholarship will provide recipients with up to $10,000 per academic year for up to four years (out of the five years allowed for graduation) toward undergraduate education at any Texas university with an active ROTC program. Currently, this includes 32 public and private institutions.

To be eligible, a student must meet academic criteria including:

  • Be on track to graduate high school in a Distinguished Achievement Program or International Baccalaureate program
  • Hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0  scale
  • Be ranked in the top third of his or her graduating class
  • Earn an SAT score of 1590 or ACT  score of 23
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To receive the scholarship, a student must:

  • Be appointed by a state representative or state senator or by the governor or lieutenant governor. (Each member of the Legislature may make one appointment to receive one of the first scholarships. The governor and lieutenant governor may make two appointments.)
  • Enroll in an eligible Texas institution and an eligible ROTC program
  • Commit in writing to remain in ROTC for four years; graduate within five years; enter Guard service or accept a commission with the armed services within six months of graduation from college; and meet program physical fitness requirements.

"The opportunity to serve your state and your country in this capacity is truly a privilege and an honor," Flynn said. "I would encourage any student eligible for this scholarship to apply and take full advantage of the opportunities made available for those who serve."

If you are a constituent or a child of a constituent in House District 2 and are interested in this scholarship, send a cover letter and the above mentioned proof of requirements Kelli Linza TASSP, Room CAP GN.7, Capitol, P.O. Box 2910 Austin TX 78768 or via email to kellim.linza@house.texas.gov.

For more information, call Linza at 512-463-0880

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