Crawford named recipient of Texas Armed Services Scholarship

Cameron Crawford, a sophomore in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the recipient of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship from House District 2. The scholarship, which covers up to $10,000 per year of college tuition, encourages academic development and dedication to the various branches of the state and federal armed services. The award was announced by Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van). 

Crawford must commit to at least four years of ROTC service while in college and receive a commission, or agree to enroll in a branch of the armed services upon graduation. Crawford would like to become a nuclear submarine engineer in the Navy, and he is currently a midshipman in the Navy ROTC and a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. 

In high school, Crawford logged more than 100 hours of community service while being a part of Student Council, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Jazz Band, Eco Club, UIL and FFA. Crawford credits growing up on his family's dairy farm with teaching him to appreciate the benefits of hard work and community service.

"When Cameron applied for the scholarship, it was clear by reading his statement and reviewing his resumé that this young man was going to go far in whatever career he chose," said Flynn. "It takes a very special kind of mind and character to have the discipline and focus necessary to understand the complexities of nuclear engineering. The desire he has to hone in on his field of study and dedicate his skills to the United States Navy is a very admirable and respectable career path. There is no doubt that Cameron truly enjoys serving others, and I commend him for finding a way to do so in every facet of his life."

Cameron is the only son of John and Kodeann Crawford. 

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship is awarded to an eligible and deserving student appointed by his or her State Representative or Senator, the Lieutenant Governor, of Governor. The scholarship was created to assist promising students from across the state who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Guard, Army National Guard, or Air National Guard, or to become commissioned officers in the United States Armed Services.