ANNOUNCEMENT: Senator Collins is now accepting applications for the 2013 cycle!
Fall 2013 Academy Night Flyer is now available!
For Individuals Seeking Nominations To Service Academies:
All students admitted to our nation's Service Academies must first be nominated by at least one member of their state's Congressional Delegation.
Senator Collins is delighted to help Maine students pursue their dreams at the Service Academies. Interested individuals compete with other applicants from across the State for nominations to the following academies:
- The United States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
- The United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
- The United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (King's Point, NY)
(admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination)
Applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens
- legal residents of Maine (or dependents of military members who are Maine residents)
- unmarried with no children
- at least 17 years of age, and under the age of 23
All applicants should also apply directly to the academies and ask that a pre-candidate file be opened for them. In addition, all applicants are required to take the SAT or ACT. Interested individuals should contact Senator Collins in the spring of their junior year of High School.
Senator Collins bases her selections on the students’ academic records, extracurricular and community activities, test scores, as well as letters of recommendation from individuals in and out of the school environment. Finalists will be asked to appear before the Senator’s Academy Review Board. To apply for a nomination, please complete and print the Application For Nomination form, and send it to the address on the application. To request paper application through the mail, write or call Senator Susan Collins’s Portland constituent service center and ask for the Nominations Coordinator. All applications must be completed and received by Senator Collins' staff by November 1, 2013. Please be sure to consult the "application checklist" provided after submitting the online application.
Senator Susan Collins
Attn: Sara Holmbom Lund
Portland Contituent Service Center
One Canal Plaza, Suite 802
Portland, ME 04101