Simmons Announces Scholarship to Valley Forge Military College
COOPERSBURG – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is currently seeking a worthy high school student from the 131st Legislative District to participate in the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative. Interested students should submit their scholarship applications to his office, along with a resume and unofficial high school transcript.

The Pennsylvania General Assembly created the initiative, which allows each of the state’s 203 representatives to appoint one student annually from his or her district to attend Valley Forge Military College, located in suburban Philadelphia.

“Even though it receives no state dollars, Valley Forge is the Commonwealth’s official military college,” said Simmons. “Many families are unaware that the school is open to students interested in pursuing all sorts of careers, not just those in the military. As a result, I want to make students in our area aware of this opportunity to attend one of the premier military colleges in the country.”

Each legislative appointee will receive a minimum annual scholarship of $12,000 to attend the military college. The scholarships are funded by the school, which will also assist in facilitating other financial options.

Any high school senior interested in the scholarship must have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 or an ACT score of 20, and an overall high school grade-point average of 2.5. Candidates should also exhibit involvement in sports or other extracurricular activities, demonstrate leadership potential and be service-oriented.

The co-educational, two-year college offers an Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program, as well as a transfer program to top-tier, four-year colleges and universities throughout the country.

Additional information about the initiative and application is available by contacting one of Simmons’ district offices, which are located in Coopersburg (610-282-0160), Emmaus (610-965-5830) and Red Hill (215-679-3152), or by visiting his website at

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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