The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. Each Member may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district.
To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below and email the following documents to Scanlon.AcademyNominations@mail.house.gov with the applicant's name in the subject line.
- Three letters of recommendation: one from a teacher, one from an extracurricular or work superior, and one from a personal relationship.
- Official Transcripts
- Official SAT/ACT Scores. Our SAT Code is 5459 and ACT code is 7639.
- An Essay explaining why you are interested in attending the Academy, 1-2 pages in length.
- Photo (Optional)
The deadline to apply and have all the documentation to our office is November 1, 2020. Best wishes to you as you pursue your goal of attending one of the U.S. Service Academies and serving our country.