Kampf Presents Valley Forge Scholarship to Phoenixville Student
Rep. Warren Kampf (Chester/Montgomery) announced today that Joseph Giampietro, of Phoenixville, has been selected to receive the 157th Legislative District’s scholarship to attend Valley Forge Military College.
State Rep Warren Kampf congratulates Joseph Giampietro on his scholarship to Valley Forge Military College.
“Joseph is a worthy candidate who will represent the 157th District with pride,” Kampf said. Giampietro attends Phoenixville High School.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, under House Resolution 565, created the Legislative Appointment Initiative to choose a single nominee from each House district to receive a scholarship to Valley Forge Military College, the official Military College of Pennsylvania.
“This is a wonderful opportunity that can positively affect the lives of students without any cost to the Commonwealth,” Kampf said.
The law requires that the selection of the recipient be chosen from the recommendation of a committee appointed by the respective district representative. Kampf’s committee was chaired by retired Marine Corp Capt. John C.T. Alexander, and included retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Brian Wilchusky, retired Army Capt. Francis "Mick" Schlegel, retired Army Capt. Ralph Umsted, Lt. Col. Dan McLaughlin, and retired Army Maj. Dr. Richard Brake.
After receiving the committee’s recommendation, Kampf interviewed Mr. Giampietro and approved of the selection.
Each legislative appointee receives a $12,000 annual scholarship to attend the school. The Legislative Appointment Initiative does not use state funds; scholarships are provided by the Valley Forge Military College on behalf of each Legislator.
For the academic year 2011-12, applicable students had to have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 or a 21 on the ACT, and an overall high school GPA of 2.5. Candidates also had to exhibit involvement in sports or other extracurricular activities, show leadership potential and demonstrate a commitment to service.
The college offers an Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program as well as a transfer program to top-tier four-year colleges and universities throughout the country.
State Representative Warren Kampf
157th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: David Foster