State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) has two scholarship opportunities for students in District 98 (Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Westlake, Haslet)
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program- Deadline May 1st- Value- up to $10,000 per year
The purpose of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program is to encourage students to become members of the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, or the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Each year the governor and the lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship.
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.
Selected students must meet two of the following four academic criteria:
- Is on track to graduate or graduated high school with the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
- A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1590) or ACT (23).
- Ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class.
Please provide Rep. Capriglione with the follow: copy of high school transcript, copy of SAT/ACT scores, resume and short essay explaining why you to join ROTC. High School Seniors may submit application to Rep. Capriglione at P.O. 770, Keller, TX 76248 by May 1, 2015. For questions call Amanda Calongne at 817-807-8010
Texas Hospitality Association Scholarship- Deadline May 1st- Value $10,000
State Rep. Capriglione is teaming up with Texas Hospitality Association (THA) to fight underage drinking and to promote alcohol responsibility through a statewide poster contest that will award four graduating high school seniors $10,000 in scholarships.
THA will award a $5,000 scholarship to the Texas High School senior who submits the best poster conveying the message "if you are under 21, its illegal to consume or purchase alcoholic beverages in Texas. A $2500 scholarship will go to the 2nd place winner, $1500 to the 3rd place winner and $1000 to the 4th place winner. The winning posters will be used in a state-wide alcohol awareness campaign.
The contest is open to all 2015 graduating High School seniors. Artwork must be an original design, and may be computer or electronically generated, hand-drawn or photographed. Students have until May 1, 2015 to submit entries to www.texashospitalityassociation.com