Sen. Blake Seeking NEPA Student for Valley Forge Military Academy Opportunity

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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Sen. Blake: Deadline Approaching for Valley Forge Military College Appointment

HARRISBURG, Jan. 7, 2014 — State Sen. John Blake today said the deadline for area high school students wanting to be his appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia is just around the corner.

Valley Forge partners with Sen. Blake and other Pennsylvania lawmakers to award one appointment from each legislative district to the two-year military academy in Wayne.

Scholarships range from $12,000 to $17,000 and are awarded based on academic performance in high school. Blake’s appointee will earn a fully accredited associates degree and have the opportunity to become a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after only two years of college.

“We have received some good applications to date, but we want to make sure everyone who is sincerely interested has the opportunity to apply for this unique opportunity,” Blake said.

The Valley Forge Military Academy & College educates students in an academic and military environment to prepare them for a four-year college or university education. The accredited 78-year-old institution enrolls more than 300 cadets each year.

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 21 on the ACT), pass a Department of Defense medical exam, be at least 17 years old, and be a U.S. citizen “with good moral character.”

Acceptance and participation in the Army ROTC/Early Commissioning program can result in the cadet leaving college with no debt.

Applications for this appointment can be found in high school guidance offices or by calling Sen. Blake’s district office at 570-207-2881.

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Valley Forge Military College Appointment Available, Sen. Blake Announces

HARRISBURG, Nov. 8, 2013 — State Sen. John Blake announced today he is looking for an appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia.

Valley Forge Military Academy & College partners with Sen. Blake and other Pennsylvania lawmakers to award one appointment from each legislative district to the two-year military academy in Wayne.

“This is a golden opportunity for a girl or boy in my district to get a head start in a career that is both honorable and dignified,” Blake said. “But entry into this program is very competitive.”

The Valley Forge Military Academy & College educates students in an academic and military environment to prepare them for a four-year college or university education. The accredited 78-year-old institution enrolls more than 300 cadets each year.

The school’s early commissioning program featured by Sen. Blake gives one student the opportunity to earn a military commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after two years of attendance and participation.

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 21 on the ACT), pass a Department of Defense medical exam, be at least 17 years old, and be a U.S. citizen “with good moral character.”

Applications for this appointment can be found in high school guidance offices or by calling Sen. Blake’s district office at 570-207-2881.

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