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Westerman Accepting Applications for U.S. Service Academy Nominations

October 9, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) is accepting United States Service Academy nomination applications until November 1, 2015, his office announced Friday (October 9).

Students interested in attending one of the following academies must receive a nomination from a senator, their congressman, or both before receiving an appointment:

  • The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York;
  • The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland;
  • The United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York;
  • The United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

An academy appointment has an estimated value of more than $400,000 and competition for an appointment is intense.  Each academy selects nominees on the basis of moral character, scholastic achievement, physical fitness, leadership, and college admission test scores. The earlier a student begins preparation, the more competitive that student will be.

Students interested in a service academy nomination may visit There, students will find an application that must be filled out in order to be considered for a congressional nomination.

Constituents with questions about service academy nominations are asked to contact Westerman’s Hot Springs office at (501) 609-9796.