Deadline Approaches for Students Seeking Nominations to U.S. Service Academies
Students’ completed nomination applications must reach Ryan’s Janesville office by November 1.
First District Congressman Paul Ryan today reminded students and eligible military personnel in the First Congressional District who seek a nomination to the U.S. Air Force, Military, Naval, or Merchant Marine Academies that his Janesville office must receive their completed applications by November 1, 2006. Evaluations for nominations will begin in the near future and will be based on a variety of factors including test scores achieved on the SAT or ACT, class rank, grade point average, school records, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, motivation, recommendations, and interviews.
“The academies are known for providing a top-quality education as well as training that prepares graduates to lead in both military and civilian life. Young people who have a strong desire to serve in our nation’s armed forces, as well as the determination to study very hard, should consider the possibility of applying to a U.S. service academy,” Ryan said.
Young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. service academies are encouraged to submit their applications for a nomination as soon as possible, in order to meet the approaching November 1 deadline.
Students applying for an appointment to a U.S. service academy must have a nomination from an authorized nominating source. Members of Congress are authorized to nominate candidates, as are the President, Vice President, and the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Students seeking a nomination from Ryan should contact his office by calling toll-free 1-888-909-7926. Nomination forms are available through Ryan’s office and on his congressional website at http://www.house.gov/ryan/academy. Completed nomination application forms must reach the Janesville office by the November 1, 2006 deadline, for the class entering in 2007.
Students should send their applications to Ryan’s Janesville office, to the attention of Chad Herbert. The address and phone number for this office are listed below:
Congressman Paul Ryan
Applicants for academy nominations from Congressman Ryan must be:
Competition to enter the academies is intense, and receiving a nomination does not guarantee acceptance by an academy.
*** Special note: Students should not send their nomination application materials to Ryan’s Washington, D.C. office. Mail deliveries for congressional offices in Washington are still subject to delays due to required security precautions.