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Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
1250 NE Interstate 410 Loop # 810, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 525-8494

    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.  

    To receive the scholarship, the student must meet two of the four 
    following academic criteria: 
     - Has graduated or is on track to graduate high school with the
       Distinguished Achievement Program; 
     - High School GPA of 3.0 or higher;
     - College readiness score on SAT of 1070 or ACT of 23; 
     - Ranked in the top one-third of senior class.

    Additional eligibility requirements:
     - Be registered with the Selective Service or be exempt
     - 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; the Governor and Lt. Governor may each appoint 
       two students).
     - Enroll in an eligible Texas institution and an eligible ROTC program
     - Agree to complete four years of ROTC training
     - Graduate no later than six years after enrollment date, and enter 
       into a four-year commitment with the Guard Service or contract to 
       serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services
     - Meet the satisfactory academic requirements set by the institution
     - Agree to repay the scholarship if the requirements are not met

    For more information, call the Lt. Governor's office at 512-463-0001 or 
    512-463-1828; or view website  To contact legislator,
    visit WHO REPRESENTS ME at


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