Constituent Services
Congressman Higgins Announces Open Nominations for Service Academies
March 22, 2006
Buffalo, NY—Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that his office is now accepting applications for those interested in being nominated into one of the service academies for the 2007 academic year.
 
Eligible applicants must be unmarried, United States citizens who will be at least 17 years old as of July 1, 2006, not having passed their 23rd birthday.  Nominations will be based on the following standards: character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness and motivation.
 
“Service to our Country is a noble and selfless calling,” said Congressman Higgins.  “I am honored to play a role in nominating young men and women from Western New York and I encourage those who desire service training and education, especially qualified women and minority students, to apply.”
 
Service Academy appointments are made by the President of the United States based on congressional and/or military recommendations.  To apply, students must send Congressman Higgins a letter requesting the nomination, and in turn Congressman Higgins’ office will send them an application, which is due on October 31, 2006.  Once that deadline is met, Congressman Higgins’ Academy Advisory Board will interview all applicants in November 2006, and will make nomination recommendations by January 31, 2007. 
 
Students must also apply separately to the Academy itself, which can be accessed at: Air Force Academy; Military Academy; Naval Academy; and Merchant Marine Academy.
 
Those interesting in receiving a nomination from Congressman Higgins should click here for more information or submit a letter requesting the nomination along with copies of their high school transcript, report card, and most recent SAT scores to 726 Exchange St., Suite 601, Buffalo, NY 14210.  For more information please contact Congressman Higgins’ office at 852-3501. 
 
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