SCRANTON, October 27, 2015 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that his office is now accepting applications from local students interested in earning appointment to the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia.

“As a proud son of a veteran of our armed forces, I know the value of the education, discipline and character instilled at the Valley Forge Military College,” Blake said. “I encourage any of our local students who are interested in enlisting in our armed services upon graduation to contact my office and apply to become my legislative appointment to The Military College of Pennsylvania.”

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.

Blake noted that 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 & 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.

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