The Texas Armed Services Scholarship has been created to assist promising students from 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
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.
Scholarships will be converted to loans for recipients who are unable to fulfill the terms of the written agreement.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is currently establishing an official application for this scholarship program. To receive a formal nomination packet when it is available, please complete the form to have a Texas Armed Services Scholarship information packet sent to a prospective student nominee.