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Service Academy Nominations


The privilege of nominating outstanding young individuals from the 17th Congressional District to be considered for appointment to our nation’s service academies is one of the most fulfilling enjoyable responsibilities that I experience while serving as a Member of Congress.

To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, an applicant must meet the minimum admissions standards set by each individual service academy and receive a nomination from an official source such as the applicant’s United States Senators, United States Representative, or the Vice President of the United States.  Applicants should pursue all avenues to increase their chances of securing a nomination.  Beginning in May of an interested applicant’s junior year in high school, the student may fill out the following nomination application.

Please review the following Academy Nomination Checklist to ensure all requirements and supporting documents are submitted:

  • A Signed and Complete Academy Application for Congressional Nomination
  • One Current photograph (yearbook/passport style)
  • An official high school and/or college transcript (as applicable for students who have attended some college
  • Three original letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of your 17th District residency (Only if you are presently residing outside the 17th Congressional District of Texas
  • Copy of your official SAT and/or ACT score
The deadline to submit an application and all supporting documents is October 1, 2020. For additional details or questions please contact our Waco office at (254)-732-0748. Late submissions will not be accepted. 


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I If you wish to be considered for more than one Academy, rank in order of preference, 1 being the most preferred and 4 being the least preferred.





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*It is in your best interest to apply with multiple sources.

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