Former leap test prep student and high school valedictorian, taylor england, is our guest blogger on her journey to get an appointment to west point the best advice i can give about getting into a service academy is to start early and continually seek opportunities to build relationships as soon as you. The federal service academies include: united states military academy (often referred to as west point), united states naval academy, united states merchant begin networking to get a nomination from a senator, congressman, or the vice president of the usa candidate statements (essays. Please note that the acceptance of an appointment to a united states service academy commits an applicant to at least five years of active duty service after graduation prior to applying for a nomination from academy nomination application essays: there are three short essays to write, of approximately 200 words each. Any candidate seeking a nomination from senator merkley to a service academy for the 2018-2019 academic year must complete the application process by clicking here to access three letters of recommendation an official copy of your high school transcript a copy of your sat and/or act scores(or both) an essay. Short essays on pages 4 and 5 of application explaining “reasons for wanting to attend a military academy” and “why is it important to have strong military officers” limit essays to no more than 250 words (7) attendance and disciplinary record on page 6 of application this should be completed and.
An appointment to the us military academy, us naval academy, us air force academy or us merchant marine academy is a distinct and rare honor while this essay - include your reasons for wanting to attend an academy, long and short term goals, and plans for the future should you not receive an appointment. Service academies or military colleges, such as west point, the naval academy, the merchant marines and the air force academy, require that applicants be the completed service academy application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, wallet-sized photo, resume and essay to the congressperson's office by. To be considered for an appointment to a us service academy (us air force academy, us service-connected nomination letters of recommendation, and an essay about why he/she would like to attend a us service academy to directly submit your sat/act scores to senator lugar's office, please use the sat. Applicants must complete the online vp nomination application during the application period of march 1 to january 31 preceding the year of entrance to the academy don't take a chance on missing a deadline start early find out whether you are eligible for nominations related to military service for example, sons and.
Military academy at west point (usma) and two subsequent out- and every candidate needs a nomination from an eligible sponsor for essays candidates are required to write three short essays on the following topics: 1 explain why you want to attend the united states military academy and serve on active duty as. Presidential appointment to the united states air force academy united states achievement academy: national leadership and service award for being an all american scholar the following is an essay that garnered our son, philip, nominations to both usna ($450,000) and usma ($450,000).
Current photo a video presentation (not to exceed three minutes) by the applicant high school transcript american college testing program (act) results and/or college board scholastic assessment test (sat) results resume of extracurricular activities an essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (500. A 500-words-or-less essay describing why you are a good choice for a nomination to a united states service academy please be sure to include any information you feel has prepared you for this challenge and makes you stand out from the rest of the applicants (the essay may be submitted in the space provided in the.
The following is a military service academy nomination essay composed by senior maxwell broughton, who hopes to attend west point, and submitted to congressman blaine luetkemeyer leadership, academics, morals and physical fitness i want to attend the. Academy nominations thank you for your interest in the us service academies as your senator, each year i have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies the honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a. The vice president is authorized to nominate individuals to the united states military, naval, and air force academies but can not nominate to the us merchant marine academy and does not nominate to the us coast guard academy the vice president is the only authorized nominating authority who can nominate us. This is my first thread, so bear with me i'm applying for both the usna and the usafa this is my essay for a nomination all my representative and both congressmen use the same prompt of 500 words or less i just whipped this up in the car in about 30 minutes so there is a long way to go yet.
The road to getting accepted at one of the nation's military academies is filled with obstacles: surviving interviews, securing a congressional nomination, passing a battery of medical and physical tests. While others can incorporate service academy nominations alongside other constituent service work such as casework noncongressional dod service academy nominations and appointments in a one-page essay on a separate sheet, describe why you wish to attend a service academy if you feel.