Rep. Wray awards Schoolfield, Jr. the Texas Armed Services Scholarship

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WAXAHACHIE — Representative John Wray awarded the 2016 Texas Armed Services Scholarship for House District 10 to Lance Corporal Sam Schoolfield, Jr. of Waxahachie, Texas. Sam stood out among the candidates this year with his maturity, strong work ethic, and current service in our nation's armed forces. He will be attending Texas A&M University-Commerce in the fall to pursue a degree in history.

Following in the steps of his father, Sam joined the Marines last year at the age of 17 after graduating high school in three years. He is scheduled to graduate from Aviation Maintenance Administration school in July 2016, at which point he will transition to the Marine reserves while attending Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Representative Wray stated, "Sam is an intelligent and hardworking young man. Driven by selflessness and service, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at only 17 years old. He is a role model for all young men and women who hear the call of service, and I am honored to present him with this scholarship."

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship program awards up to $7,000 a year to deserving students that serve in the ROTC program at their school. Every year, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor may each appoint two students, and each State Senator and State Representative may appoint one student to receive an initial conditional scholarship. The academic qualifications and other details can be found at http://www.texasarmedservicescholarships.com/.