About the Scholarship

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 U.S. Each year two students are selected, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship award.


How to Apply for this Scholarship?

  • An applicant needs to be selected by a Texas senator or representative or the lieutenant governor or governor. If you are interested in this program and you feel you meet the program requirements, you should contact your legislator for more information.

  • Once the applicant is selected, he/she will receive a Notice of Selection.

  • Once you decide upon the higher education institution and corresponding ROTC program in which a candidate must enroll, and take his/her Notice of Selection to the institution's financial aid office.

  • The financial aid department will certify your program eligibility to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 


Award Amount and Deadline:

The Scholarship award amount is $7000 given to all eligible candidates.

The deadline for this scholarship is 15th October 2019.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, state senator or state representative.

  • The applicant must enroll in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) or another undergraduate officer commissioning program while enrolled in the institution, as certified by the institution.

  • The applicant must complete school initiated TASSP application.

  • The applicant must agree to complete four years of ROTC training or the equivalent of four years of ROTC training if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services or the Texas Armed National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, or another undergraduate officer commissioning program.

  • The applicant must graduate no later than six years after the date first enrolled.

  • The applicant after graduation, enter into a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine or contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

  • The applicant must repay the scholarship if the requirements are not met.

  • The applicant must meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements set by the institution.