REMINDER: U.S. Service Academy Applications Due Friday

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are due Friday, October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Applications from Iowa students applying to receive a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, or U.S. Naval Academy for the 2018-2019 school year from U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a combat veteran, must be submitted to the senator’s Des Moines office no later than October 6, 2017.

Every student applying to a service academy must receive a nomination. In her capacity as a United States Senator, Senator Ernst has the opportunity to nominate Iowa students to the service academies. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

“A nomination to a U.S. Service Academy gives some of our best and brightest students the chance to serve our country while also receiving a full four-year scholarship to some of our nation’s finest institutions of higher learning,” said Senator Ernst. “I encourage Iowa students interested in attending one of our exceptional service academies to submit their applications for consideration by October 6, 2017.”

Students or parents with any further questions may email or call Brenda Safranski at or (515) 284-4574, or visit Senator Ernst’s website. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination.

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