Nominations for the 2015-2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) are now open for next year’s class (2015-2016 academic year), offering annual awards of up to $10,000 each may make a difference in the life of high-achieving students. Students are required to enter an agreement requiring a four-year commitment as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Merchant Marine, or a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
In order to be considered for the TASSP, a student enrolling in higher education straight from high school must meet two of the following four academic criteria at the time of application:
- Be on track to graduate, or has graduated high school and complete the curriculum requirements of the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan, or the International Baccalaureate Program;
- Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Achieve a college readiness score on the SAT (1590) or ACT (23);
- Be ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class
For more information on specific requirements, please visit www.hhloans.com and click on the “Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP)” link. If you would like to be considered for nomination by Rep. Thompson for the TASSP, please email your resume to District29.Thompson@House.State.tx.us no later than June 1, 2015.