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Austin, Texas – State Representative Carl Tepper is now accepting applications from students of House District 84 who wish to participate in the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP). The 81st Texas Legislature established TASSP to encourage and promote increased participation in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at state civilian colleges by providing eligible students with an annual conditional scholarship. Current law allows each state representative to appoint one student to receive a scholarship under the program. As provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, students must meet two of the following criteria to be considered for an appointment: • Be on track to graduate or have graduated high school with the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation High School program, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program • Have a current high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale • Have achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23) • Be ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class Eligible students who wish to be considered for an appointment must submit their resume and a cover letter detailing the student's motivation in participating in TASSP to Students must submit their required materials by 5 PM on August 11, 2023, to be considered for a nomination. A student who receives a nomination must complete additional application requirements provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to receive a scholarship. Carl Tepper represents House District 84, which is entirely within Lubbock County, Texas. Representative Tepper is a husband, father, Air Force veteran, Texas Tech graduate, and commercial real estate professional. Representative Tepper serves on the House Committees on Appropriations and Urban Affairs.


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