Clardy seeking nominee for Texas Armed Services scholarship

April 10, 2019

State Rep.Travis Clardy-(R), Nacogdoches, is currently accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP).

Annually, every member of the Texas Legislature may nominate one student to receive the Texas Armed Services Scholarship.

Through TASSP, the Legislature encourages students to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the U.S. or members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard, or the U.S. Merchant Marines.

“I hope students interested in pursuing a career in military service will take advantage of this great opportunity to fund their education,” Clardy said. “In choosing a scholarship nominee, my goal is to identify a deserving, young person of character with strong academic achievement, solid leadership experience and a commitment to community service. These students will go on to serve in the Armed Forces, defending our nation, many of them with distinction.”

To be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must enroll in a Texas public or private accredited institution of higher education, commit to four years of training through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program and plan to enter the military upon graduation.

Nominees must also:

- be on track to graduate high school or have already graduated with the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan or International Baccalaureate Program; and

- have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; (3) achieve an SAT score of 1070 or ACT score of 23; or (4) be ranked in the top one-third of the high school graduating class.

For more information, eligible students are encouraged to contact Rep. Clardy’s district office at (936) 560-3982 or email jerri.jones@house.texas.gov for information on application requirements. More information about the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program can be found at www.hhloans.com.

Travis Clardy is currently serving his fourth term as state representative for House District 11 which includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties. Rep. Clardy serves on the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee and also the Human Services Committee.