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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:

2021 Virtual Academy Information Session

Thank you for your interest in serving our nation through attending one of our premier service academies. It is an honor to host these informational sessions each year, and I am proud we are still able to provide this opportunity to students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s information session will be held virtually with presentations by representatives from each of the five United States Service Academies: United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Additionally, staff will be presenting on my office’s nomination process.

Wednesday, May 26th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 21st
Interested students, parents, and school officials can register for the event here

 

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 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) 570-0917.

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