2018 GOVERNMENT-IN-ACTION YOUTH TOUR APPLICATION
Sponsored by Victoria Electric Cooperative
Victoria Electric Cooperative annually sponsors the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip in June to Washington, D.C., coordinated by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. This year’s winners will join about 125 of their peers from across the state and more than 1,700 from around the country for a tour of the nation’s capital, meetings with congressional representatives and educational opportunities. Deadline is January 31st. Must be a member of VEC and must have completed the 9th grade.
Her is a copy of the scholarship outline that the students are working on in class. Scholarship Essay OutlineThe Texas Tuition Promise Fund® (the “Plan”), established by the State of Texas and administered by the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board , is a prepaid tuition plan that allows families to lock in future tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities at today’s prices. If you set up an account for your two-year-old grandchild in 2016, you can use the tuition units purchased now towards the equivalent number of semester credit hours 16 years from now. If your grandchild attends a Texas public college or university, it’s like purchasing a car now that will be manufactured in 2032 at the price charged for the 2016 model.Click on Link for more information Texas Tuition Promise NewsletterAll seniors need to make sure that they are TSI (Texas Success Initiative) exempt in order to take college classes through at any public college or university. Victoria College does offer a TSI test. The cost is $30 and you can register online at their website. Here is the link. TSI Test Information This test will not keep students out of college, it will let the college know if they are college ready to take certain courses at the college. If they do not score what is needed, then students will take developmental courses in English and/or math.Scores need from the TSI assessment are:Math - 350; Reading - 351; Writing (subjective)- 363 with an essay score of 4 or an essay score of 5 with any subjective writing scoreScores from the following tests can exempt students from taking the TSI.SATCritical Reading- 500+ and Math-500+ with those two scores added to a 1070.ACTEnglish- 19+ and Math- 19+ with a composite score of a 23.Look for important due dates for scholarships and college applications. Students should be taking their SAT/ACT tests if they have not already. Students can go to those websites listed on my links page and register for these tests.Any young man that turns 18 needs to register for the Selective Service. Here is the link to go online and register. SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION
Unfortunately, not every young man will get this important message, and the results can be devastating. If a young man reaches age 26 without registering, he can be PERMANENTLY BARRED from ever receiving:
• Federal student loans.
• Placement in a federal job training program.
• Eligibility for a job with the federal government.• A driver's license or license renewal in most states.