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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Military Academy Nominations

Instructions

The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review the page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Military Academy Nomination.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. service academies: U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.

Congressman Schneider may nominate up to ten individuals for each vacant academy slot allotted to our district. To request a Military Academy Nomination from our office, please complete the form below. 

All materials for the academy classes of 2022 should be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2017. These materials will be reviewed by my office and you will then be contacted to schedule an interview in November with our Service Academy Nomination Board. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Greg Claus at 847-383-4868 or email Greg.Claus@mail.house.gov.

Download checklist

Download Recommendation Form

Items you will need before beginning:

  • Photo
  • Official School Transcript
  • Scores (ACT/SAT)

Service Academy Information Session:

On August 22, 2017, Congressman Schneider held a Service Academy Information Session at Mundelein High School for students, parents, guidance counselors and school officials. Representatives from each of the five service academies were on hand to answer questions. Resources from this event are below:

Information Session PowerPoint Presentation

Information Session Nomination Handout

Online Application

This form is not saved to a database. Please ensure you have time to complete this application once you begin. Photos have to be inserted into a Word or PDF document before it can be uploaded. The total combined file size of all files can be no more than 1MB.
PERSONAL INFORMATION

  marks required fields of data.

Academy Information
Please Check all Academies from which you are seeking a nomination.

You must start the application process at each academy for which you are seeking a nomination

Academy Preference: Please rank ONLY the academies to which you are applying. Make sure you mark your preferences correctly, as it will assist us in the nomination process. (Mark N/A, for those you answered No to in the section above.)
OPTIONAL DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONS

Information regarding gender, ethnic origin and race are optional. We ask these optional questions to help ensure that we are attracting candidates of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Your response is optional and will not affect your nomination in any way.

           
Education Information
 
Academic Honors and Awards
ACT/SAT Information

All candidates are required to report one (1) test score from either the ACT or SAT. Reporting both test scores will be helpful but is not required. You must supply official verification for one (1) of the scores listed. If your official ACT/SAT scores are included on your official transcript, you do not need to upload a separate ACT/SAT verification to the application.

ACT Scores

SAT Scores

For Students Currently In Post-Secondary Education
Recommendation Letters

Your references will use the separate reference form to submit their letters of recommendation and supplemental information on your behalf. You are required to provide three letters of recommendation, and you may not use a family member as a reference. Your references may be from a math or science teacher, principal or counselor, mentor or member of the community. Please provide below the names of references for your application.

Recommendation #1
Recommendation #2
Recommendation #3
Personal Letter

Please submit a personal letter, explaining to Congressman Schneider why you are interested in attending a U.S. Military Service Academy. Please include why you have selected to serve your country through military service and why an education at one of the military academies would benefit your career of military service. (limit 500 words).

Additional Information
File Uploads

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