by Robin Kemp

U.S. Representative David Scott (D-13) says his office is now taking applications for students wishing to apply to the nation’s military academies.

Applicants who want to apply to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy must get a recommendation from their Member of Congress. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the corresponding service branch and earn bachelor’s degrees.

Other application requirements that must be in place by July 1 of the admission year include:

  • be a legal resident of Georgia’s 13th Congressional District
  • be 17 to 23 years old
  • be a United States citizen
  • be unmarried
  • not be pregnant
  • not be legally obligated to support children or other dependents

“Each year, it is my distinct honor to nominate 13th District students to U.S. Military Academies. Their eagerness to serve our country by attending a military service academy makes me immensely proud,” Scott said. “Service academies provide our students a distinguished and rigorous education with a value that exceeds $400,000. I strongly encourage all interested 13th District students to contact my office to learn more about the unique opportunities our military academies offer and to apply for a Congressional nomination.”

The deadline to apply is Friday, October 29. You can download the application packet and read more information about the nomination process on Scott’s Constituent Services page. You also can call Scott’s office at (770) 210-5073.

Learn more about each Service Academy: