Each year, Rep. Adam Schiff nominates students from the 28th Congressional District for appointment to one of the four United States service academies which require a Congressional nomination. With these appointments, students are provided a free college education at a nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing for an officer’s commission in our nation’s armed forces. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointments are made on the basis of an annual nationwide competition. All Members of Congress are able to nominate qualified high school students for admission to one of the four service academies: the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. In order to be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements established by law and be nominated by an authorized person, including Members of the House of Representatives, Members of the United States Senate or the Vice President’s Office.
“The students that are nominated to a service academy compile outstanding resumes of accomplishment, demonstrating excellence in both academics, physical fitness and extracurricular activities,” said Schiff. “It has been an honor to see exceptionally qualified students from our community excel as cadets and midshipmen and then go on to serve our country honorably in one of the branches of our armed services. Each year, I nominate students who I know will excel and contribute at these academies and in our nation’s military, and I would encourage interested students to apply for one of these prestigious nominations to the service academies.”
An applicant for nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1 of the year of admission to a service academy: he or she must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed their 23rd birthday, must be a United States citizen and must be unmarried, not pregnant and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents. The deadline for students interested in applying for nomination to a service academy from Cong. Schiff’s office for the Class of 2018 is November 1, 2013. For additional information, call Schiff’s district office at 818-450-2900 or 323-315-5555 or visit his website for an application.