WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is accepting United States Service Academy nomination applications until November 1, 2015, his office announced Friday, October 9, 2015.
Students interested in attending one of the following academies must receive a nomination from a senator, their congressman, or both before receiving an appointment:
- The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York;
- The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland;
- The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York;
- The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
An academy appointment has an estimated value of more than $400,000 and competition for an appointment is intense. Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character, scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership, and college admission test scores. The earlier a student begins preparation, the more competitive that student will be.
Students interested in a service academy nomination may visit https://westerman.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations. There, students will find an application that must be filled out in order to be considered for a congressional nomination.
Constituents with questions about service academy nominations are asked to contact Westerman’s Hot Springs office at (501) 609-9796.