SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS DUE OCTOBER 4

Deadline for Service Academy Nominations Last Opportunity to Apply for 2014 School Year

September 19, 2013

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reminded students and parents today that she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies until October 4, 2013. The nation’s prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces.

“Our Service Academies provide young people with a great opportunity to get a great education and serve our country in the Armed Services.  I hope New Hampshire students will consider this honorable opportunity,” said Shaheen.

Students wishing to receive an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy (WestPoint), U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source.  Students interested in applying for a nomination must submit their application materials postmarked, or hand delivered, by close of business on October 4, 2013. Following a competitive review of all applications, the Senator’s office will select and nominate a limited number of qualified students to compete for service academy appointments. 

Application materials, application guidelines, eligibility requirements and general information about the nomination process are available at http://shaheen.senate.gov.  Completed applications should be mailed to:

                Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen

                Attn: Academy Nomination Coordinator

                1589 Elm Street, Floor 3

                Manchester, N.H. 03101