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Service Academy Nominations


A great way to serve your country is to attend one of the United States Service Academies. It is a great honor for me to nominate successful candidates from the 4th District to attend one of these prestigious institutions. See below for more on how to apply:


Service Academy Information Checklist


General Requirements:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age as of July 1 of the year you seek admission to an Academy. Note: Merchant Marine Academy maximum age is 25.
  • You must be a citizen of the United States
  • You may not be married, pregnant or have a legal obligation to support a child
  • You must be a resident of the 4th Congressional District of Michigan


Congressman Huizenga’s Requirements:

  • Complete the Candidate Academy Nomination Application.
  • Provide an official transcript of your high school (and any college) grades through the most recent grading period.
  • Provide a statement from your guidance counselor as to your projected rank in class and your cumulative grade point average if it is not included on your official transcript.
  • Provide three (ONLY) letters of recommendation from representative members of your community who are in the position to comment on your leadership ability, character, and suitability for an academy nomination and military career. It is suggested that the letters come from people who can give a view of all aspects of your life, for example; teacher, counselor, employer, clergyman, coach or family friend.
  • Provide copies of your ACT and/or SAT scores. You should take the next available exam so that we have your scores by our deadline. Should you take the test more than once, your best scores will be considered.
  • Please provide a current photograph of yourself with this application packet.
  • For additional information on testing, check with your guidance counselor or contact:

The College Board SAT Program

P.O. Box 025505

Miami, FL 33102


Huizenga Code: 1634

ACT National Office

P.O. Box 168

Iowa City, IA 52243-0168


Huizenga Code: 7466

Service Academy Nominations Timeline

Congressman Bill Huizenga


April 2021

Application packets available for high school graduating class of 2022 or current college students.


July 1 – November 2, 2021

Applications for nominations accepted at our Congressional Office.


November 1, 2021

Application DEADLINE - 5:00 PM (No late applications will be accepted)


November 2 – 30, 2021

Applications are reviewed and Congressional staff notifies each candidate of their interview time and location.

December 2, 2021

Interviews with Congressman Huizenga’s Academy Board.


December 4 - 31, 2021

Congressional office to notify candidates about their nomination status


December 2021

Nomination forms are prepared and sent to each academy, and nominees’ names are released to the press


February - April 2022

Nominees will hear from the academies about admission

June – July 2022

Cadets/Midshipmen from the Class of 2026 report to their academy

Please send completed application packets by November 1, 2021 to:

Congressman Bill Huizenga
Attention: Sarah Lisman
P.O. Box 9
Jenison, MI 49429
For more questions or assistance, please contact Sarah at (616) 251-6741.


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