U.S. Senator Dan Coats is honored to have the opportunity to nominate outstanding students to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and West Point. As you may know, these are fully funded, four-year federal government programs to attend some of the most highly respected quality education programs in the nation, that also require military service after graduation. To be considered, students should complete and submit the application by November 1, 2012.
To be considered for admission to a military academy, an applicant must have a nomination, pursuant to Title 10 of the U.S. Code, through either a congressional office or activities related to military service. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may apply for and receive nominations from both categories.
Applicants may apply for and receive nominations from both their U.S. Representative and their two U.S. Senators. Applicants may also apply to the Vice President of the United States, who can nominate applications at large.
Nominees will be selected using the competitive nomination process. This method allows increased competition among the candidates and offers an equal chance for all qualified applications.
To assist in selecting the most qualified candidates, Senator Coats has formed an academy selection committee to review each applicant’s application packet and interview the top candidates. Interviews will be conducted in mid-November and December, with notice of specific dates and time being given in advance. In the weeks immediately following the interviews, final selection will be made and the candidates will be announced.
Candidates must meet the following requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to a military academy:
For consideration, each applicant must submit the following materials postmarked or submitted electronically no later than November 1, 2012.
All correspondence regarding service academy nominations should be addressed to:
U.S. Senator Dan Coats
ATTN: Academy Nominations Coordinator 10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
If you have questions please email the Academy Nominations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org