U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s office reminds students interested in pursuing a nomination to one of the nation’s service academies that they must submit an application for a nomination from Senator Donnelly by Friday, September 25. To download the 2015 U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application form, please click here.
Donnelly said, “I welcome interested Hoosier students to apply for a congressional nomination to a U.S. Service Academy. Our nation’s prestigious service academies provide young men and women with a top-quality college education and prepare them for successful careers as officers in the military. As one of Indiana’s U.S. Senators, it is a privilege to nominate outstanding young Hoosiers to the Armed Forces’ service academies each year.”
Each year, Donnelly has an opportunity to nominate Hoosiers for admittance to: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Candidates are evaluated using a competitive system recommended by the academies. The selection process includes a personal interview, review of the student’s application, essays, academic records, letters of recommendation, community involvement, character, and leadership experience. A congressional nomination is not a guarantee of admission. The final decision will be made by the academy itself following a “whole-person” evaluation that takes into account a candidate’s character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals, and motivation.
For more information about eligibility requirements and the service academy congressional nomination process, please click here.