If you are a current high school junior or know someone who is, I am currently seeking student applicants from the 187th Legislative District to participate in this year’s Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative.
This college provides a world-class education to students from around the country, even to students who are not interested in a military career. This program allows a state House member to appoint a committee to review applicants from my legislative district and determine a deserving young man or woman through a privately funded scholarship.
The minimum academic requirements for the scholarship are a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and a combined verbal and math SAT score of 1,000 (or an ACT score of 20).
All scholarships will be funded by the college; state funds are not used for this program. The full amount awarded to attend the Valley Forge Military College depends upon the academic achievement of the student selected. The minimum annual award is $12,000 for a high school GPA of 2.5, rising to an annual award of $17,500 for a high school GPA of 3.75. The school will also assist in facilitating other financial options.
The deadline for students to apply is Feb. 15, 2015, and applications should be submitted to my office at 6299 Route 309, Northwest Centre, Suite 302, New Tripoli, PA 18066.
I will not be directly involved in the selection process, but I will be assembling a selection committee comprised of community residents to review the applications and select the most qualified candidate.
Additional information about the initiative and applications are available by contacting my district office at 610-760-7082 or my website at www.RepGaryDay.com. Materials can also be obtained from high school counselors in the district and the local Army or National Guard Recruiting Offices.