Sen. Blake accepting applications for Valley Forge Military College scholarship

For Abington Journal | October 28th, 2015 10:13 am

SCRANTON — State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) announced his office is now accepting applications from local students interested in earning appointment to the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy and College in suburban Philadelphia.

Valley Forge Military College awards one student appointment from each Pennsylvania legislative districts to the two-year military academy through a Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative.

The student who is selected as the 22nd District’s Commonwealth Scholar will receive guaranteed admission and a guaranteed partial scholarship to The Military College of Pennsylvania. A student awarded the Legislative Appointment Initiative Scholarship may receive the award for up to two years. The annual scholarship awards range from $12,000 to $18,000 per year.

To be considered as a Valley Forge Military Academy and College appointee, a student must carry a minimum 2.5 GPA, a combined SAT score of at least 1,000 (or 20 on the ACT).

For more information on the program or to obtain an application, call Senator Blake’s Scranton office at 570-207-2881.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by Senator Blake’s office.