TPSA updates
TPSA updates
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Membership Open

 

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Membership is now open! Visit https://tpsa.info/membership for details on how to get started.

Regional Representative Applications

 

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Regional Representative Applications are now open for NW, NE, SW, SE regions on the TPSA website until 11:59 pm 09/10. https://go.tpsa.info/regional-rep-app

Scholarship Application Deadline

 

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The Scholarship Application Deadline is approaching! It will close on April 30th at 11:59 PM CST.

Regional Representative Applications

 

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Regional Representative applications are now OPEN! Learn more and apply today at https://www.texaspublicserviceassociation.org/open-positions/regional-representative !

Applications close Jun 1st, 11:59 PM CST.

Scholarship Application

 

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The Scholarship Application is live! APPLY NOW

https://forms.gle/p6SpnYdqzmuG9NfR6

Scholarship

 

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The Scholarship Application will go live for submissions on March 23rd, 2020 at Noon CST. Only the first 25 submissions will be considered.

High School Seniors ONLY

Required Information/Documents

  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (Not from your CJ teachers)
  • Short Answer Essay Responses
  • Long Answer Essay Response

Long Answer Prompt

Should marijuana be legalized at the Federal level?

Before writing, make sure you understand what an argumentative essay is, and the requirements that are to be met to qualify as one.

Requirements:

  • Between 600 and 750 words (strict limit)
  • 12 pt font
  • Times New Roman
  • Double spaced
  • Micorsoft Word Document (.docx)

Short Answer Prompts

These responses are limited to 4,000 characters.

  • Why are you pursuing a higher education?
  • What steps have you taken to prepare yourself for your chosen career path?
  • List honors you have received?
  • What Clubs and/or Organizations have you participated in throughout High School?
  • Why do you deserve this scholarship?
  • What impact if any has TPSA has had on you?

Zero Balance Invoice Requirement

 

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It is mandatory that each chapter present a paper copy of their competition registration invoice showing a zero balance/ fully paid. This document should have been mailed to the primary advisor for each chapter by the TPSA Treasurer. If you are unable to locate the document please email thomashelgoth@texaspublicserviceassociation.org . Schools who fail to provide this document at check in will not be permitted to compete.

Liability Release

 

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The liability release form (medical release form) is now available online at https://www.texaspublicserviceassociation.org/guiding-documents/liability

Please ensure that a form is submitted for each competitor at regional competition check in. Competitors who fail to submit a form will be prohibited from competing.

EVENT UPDATE: Job Interview

 

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The application document for the job interview competitive event has been posted, you can find it under the event's guidelines!

Volunteer Requirement

 

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It is not to late to register your volunteers for regional competition and avoid the surcharge. Volunteer Surcharge Breakdown (Published as part of the 2020 updates >3 months ago):

  • Chapter Surcharge: Each chapter will be required to bring the required number (based on chapter membership) of volunteers (non-competitors/adults) to each level of competition. Failure to register the required number of volunteers will result in a surcharge being applied to the chapters invoice. The volunteer scale is as follows. Volunteers will be assigned a position based on need and qualifications. Capture2.PNG All competition fees must be paid in full prior to competition.

*If you chose to register all of your advisors as volunteers, it is expected that each advisor will serve their volunteer role as assigned. If all advisors are assigned the same shift your students may be left without an advisor for direct supervision for periods of time. Please verify that your school district would approve of this prior to submitting your final registration. Volunteer shifts will not be changed to accommodate for this.