Sep. 01, 2018

HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) has announced that his office is accepting nominations for a local student to receive a scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military College (VFMC).

Ryan has the ability to appoint one student under the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative, which is similar to the federal program appointing cadets to the military educational institutions at West Point, the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy.

The Legislative Appointment Initiative is open to graduating high school seniors who reside within the 101st Legislative District. Students must have at least a 2.5 high school GPA and a combine verbal and math score of 1,000 on the SAT or an ACT score of 17.

“This is an excellent opportunity for a young man or woman interested in a military career to receive a substantial scholarship to attend a world-class institution,” said Ryan. “I encourage any interested students to apply.”

The student who is selected is guaranteed acceptance to Valley Forge Military College for fall 2019 and will receive a minimum of $12,000 in scholarship aid per year for up to two years. The appointee will also be eligible to participate in the U.S. Army’s Early Commissioning Program at VFMC.

The scholarship is provided directly by the college and is not funded by state taxpayer dollars. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

Individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity should contact Ryan’s district office at (717) 838-3823. A Valley Forge Military College application is available by visiting Ryan’s website at

Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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