Reps. Schiff and Cárdenas to Host Service Academy Night in Tujunga for Interested High School Students

On Thursday, September 26, Reps. Adam Schiff and Tony Cárdenas will host a Service Academy Night for high school students interested in applying for admission to one of our nation’s service academies – the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Coast Guard Academy at New London and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.  At the event students and parents will be able to learn about the application and selection process, talk to school representatives and learn about the benefits of a military career and education.

“Each year, I nominate highly qualified students to these academies, and I encourage students to apply for prestigious appointments to our nation’s fine service academies,” said Schiff. “I hope that this informational session will be beneficial to students who are considering applying to the service academies, and I would encourage students and their parents to attend and learn more about the benefits of a military education.”

Each year, 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. 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.

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 Rep. Schiff’s district office at 818-450-2900 or 323-315-5555 or visit his website for an application.

The event is from 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m. and will be held at the Sunland/Tujunga Municipal Building, 7747 Foothill Blvd.