June 15, 2023, Austin, TX – Texas elected officials can now nominate students to receive the 2023-24 Texas Armed Services Scholarship (TASSP), a program from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
“The State of Texas is proud to support our students who have chosen to devote their careers and lives to preserving the sovereignty of Texas and our nation through the Texas Armed Services Scholarship program,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “Texas is profoundly grateful for our service members who serve courageously each and every day to protect and defend our communities. I thank the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas institutions of higher education for providing opportunities to students aspiring to answer this noble calling. Through this scholarship program, we can help ensure Texas military leaders of tomorrow have the funding and resources needed to thrive in their education and beyond.”
The scholarship, with a maximum award of $15,000 per recipient, is for students participating in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) or other undergraduate officer commissioning programs at Texas institutions of higher education. Upon graduation, these students will go on to serve in the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, or commissioned officers in any branch of the United States armed services.
“Many Texans serve proudly in our military,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller. “The Texas Armed Services Scholarship demonstrates our state’s appreciation and support for students inspired to military service while helping them achieve their higher education and professional goals.”
To be eligible, students must meet specific scholarship requirements and be nominated by a Texas senator or representative. Each legislator may nominate one student, and the governor and lieutenant governor may separately appoint two. Students seeking a nomination can find their legislative representatives online, but a nomination may come from any legislator.
Nominations for the 2023-24 academic year must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2023.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 and serves as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.