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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 2nd 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 2nd 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

866-756-7346

Huizenga Code: 1634

ACT National Office

P.O. Box 168

Iowa City, IA 52243-0168

319-337-1000

Huizenga Code: 7466


Service Academy Nominations Timeline

Congressman Bill Huizenga

 

April 2019

Application packets available for high school graduating class of 2020 or current college students.

 

July 1 – Oct 31, 2019

Applications for nominations accepted at our Congressional Office.

 

October 31, 2019

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

 

Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2019

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

December 6, 2019

Interviews with Congressman Huizenga’s Academy Board.

 

December 7-31, 2019

Congressional office to notify candidates about their nomination status

 

December 2019

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

 

February - April 2020


Nominees will hear from the academies about admission

 
June – July 2020



 
Cadets/Midshipmen from the Class of 2024 report to their academy
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Please send completed application packets by October 31, 2019 to:

Congressman Bill Huizenga
 
4555 Wilson Ave Suite 3 Grandville, MI 49418
 
Attention:Sarah Lisman
 
For more questions or assistance, please contact Sarah at (616) 570-0917.

 

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