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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














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Representative Capriglione’s office is looking for ten honorary pages to serve the Texas Legislature during its 84th regular session. The “page for a day” program allows participants ages 8-18 years old to experience the legislative process up close as they assist members on the House floor.

Each page is eligible to serve one half-day shift during a legislative session. Each day is divided into two shifts: a morning shift from 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon shift from 1:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. 

Pages will be responsible for delivering messages throughout the Capitol, as well as performing other administrative tasks. Pages may keep their ID badges at the end of their service with the House. 

Male pages must wear a coat and tie, while female pages are required to wear dresses, slacks, or other appropriate attire (no jeans, shorts, etc.).

To apply, applicants must be a  resident of District 98 and submit a 300 word essay summarizing why they would like to be a page. Due to the ten limited spaces available per member, applicants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis.  

Please submit application to Courtney Roberts at


For the second year, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Southlake) will partner with Southlake Women's Club signature event, Art in the Square, which has donated over $2 million in grants to local charities since 2000. The festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year (April 24-26) and features a special section dedicated to high school student artists.  The contest is open to students in NE Tarrant County with a March 27th deadline for submissions. Applications and guidelines are available at

The Grand Prize for the top student artist will receive the Lone Star Artist Award. The winner will have their artwork displayed for a week in the Texas Capitol Rotunda and will receive a trip to Austin with their family including a VIP tour and two-night accommodations, courtesy of Southlake charity, Kids Matter International. Up to $500 in prizes will go to runner-ups in the contest, provided by local realtor Roxanne Taylor.  

Representative Capriglione says "I am amazed at the level of talent presented from students in my district and am honored to help showcase artwork for thousands of visitors to admire in the Texas Capitol." Last year the contest received over 300 submissions from local students and the Lone Star Artist Award winner was a senior at Timbercreek High School in Keller ISD.


Health Care Town Hall Forum

Even though there has been significant media coverage about the Affordable Care Act and associated health insurance plans, many citizens are still left confused and concerned about the state of health care in our county. In response to the need for answers, Rep. Capirglione's office has organized a Health Care Town Hall in conjunction with Keller Business Connections, scheduled for April 24 at 6:30 pm at Keller Middle School (300 College Ave, Keller, TX 76248). The meeting will feature U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, MD; Executive Commissioner of Texas Health and Human Services, Dr. Kyle Janek; Texas Medical Association President Dr. Stephen Brotherton and Dr. Brent Cornelius, DDS.

The event will be beneficial and informative for medical professionals, small business owners and anyone else with an interest in the current health care situation.  

This forum is open to the public and will cover a variety of topics including:

- Initiatives to reduce Medicaid fraud/waste

- The current status of all mandates and a timeline of mandate implementation in future

- A summary of what businesses and individuals will be facing when the mandates are fully implemented

- Recent "doc fix" legislation

- Texas Medicaid and Medicare payment reform initiatives

- Constitutional issues related to the Affordable Care Act including the current religious liberty case in SCOTUS

- General healthcare integration/consolidation trends


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