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McCollum Hosts U.S. Service Academy Information Night April 17

April 3, 2018
Press Release
Interested individuals can learn more about the service academies and the application and nomination process

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s office will host an informational event to discuss the nomination process and application requirements for admission to a U.S. Service Academy. 

WHO: Guest speakers will include representatives from:

  • U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

WHAT: Information session about U.S. Service Academy educational opportunities, application and nomination process.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mounds View High School, The Forum, 1900 Lake Valentine Road, Arden Hills, MN  55112               

Every year Members of Congress nominate qualified individuals as candidates from the districts they represent. Final appointment selections are made by each service academy. Congresswoman McCollum will begin accepting applications Monday, August 1, 2018 for nominations to the academies from interested students from the Fourth Congressional District. The application deadline is Monday, November 5, 2018.

During Academy Information Night, students will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss the application process, and learn more about the programs, opportunities, and life at the academies. Materials and nomination forms will be available to interested individuals at the information session.

The information session is open to anyone interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy. However, Congresswoman McCollum can only nominate individuals from the Fourth Congressional District. Other Congressional offices have been invited to outline the nomination processes in their respective offices and information will be available to determine the congressional district where you reside, and how to contact other offices.

In addition, the nomination requirements and application form are available here. Questions about this event may be directed to Connie Haddeland, Academy Coordinator, Office of Congresswoman McCollum, 651-224-9191.