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Texas Armed Services Scholarship


Charles "Doc" Anderson

Representative Charles “Doc” Anderson (R) District 56

AUSTIN – State Representative Doc Anderson has announced a scholarship opportunity for eligible High School students within House District 56. The 2013-2014 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
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ranked in the top third of the graduating class
  • SAT score of 1590 or ACT score of 23
  • Students must be enrolled in a college or university in the fall 2013/spring 2014 academic year in order to be nominated for a TASSP during the current nomination cycle. 

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 Lt. 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.
    • Meet program physical fitness requirements.

If you are a constituent or a child of a constituent in House District 56 and are interested in this scholarship, please contact Jessica McKinney in the district office or Tracy Morehead in the capitol office, no later than Friday, May 31st  2013.




Tracy Morehead                                          Jessica McKinney

Capitol Office                                                                                               District Office

Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson                                                                  Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson

(512) 463-0135                                                                                               (254) 754-3892

(512) 463-0642 (Fax)                                                                                      (254) 754-1604 (Fax)                                                  


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