SCRANTON, Oct. 28, 2014 — State Sen. John Blake is once again looking for a student from his 22nd Senatorial District to be his appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia.

“Valley Forge Military Academy & College is an 86-year-old institution that prides itself on academic excellence and character development and I am positive that the person who becomes my appointee will get to experience something that will last their lifetime,” Sen. Blake said today.

The academy awards one appointment from each legislative district to the two-year military academy in Wayne.

The student who is selected as Sen. Blake’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.

Legislative appointees will have the opportunity to earn a military commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after two years of attendance and participation at VFMA.

To be considered as a Valley Forge Military Academy & 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).

Applications for Blake’s appointment can be obtained by calling Sen. Blake’s district office at 570-207-2881.

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