Service Academy Nominations

​“As your United States Senator, I take great pride in the opportunity to nominate students from Maine to the United States Service Academies.”​​

“As your United States Senator, I take great pride in the opportunity to nominate students from Maine to the United States Service Academies.”




To apply you must be:

  • An unmarried citizen of the United States with no dependents and;

  • At least 17 years old but not past your 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year you wish to be admitted and;

  • A resident of Maine. You, or your parents, must claim Maine as your primary state of residence.​

And do these two things:

  • Contact the academy directly to open a pre-candidate file.

  • Apply for a nomination at the same time that you apply for admission to an academy.  Nomination applications can be submitted now and must be completed and received in my office no later than 5 PM, October 30th. 

If you have any questions about the nomination application process, please contact Sara Holmbom Lund, my Nominations Coordinator at or 207-780-3575. Our next Service Academy Information Night will be in on a date to be announced in September. 



More information can be found HERE.


This is a two-step process.

1. Beginning May 15, 2021, you may submit an application HERE.

2. After you submit your application, you may upload the supporting documentation required HERE.



What is Service Academy Information Night?

SERVICE ACADEMY NIGHT hosted by Maine’s U.S. Congressional Delegation in cooperation with Maine Maritime Academy

Join us to learn more about the world-class educational opportunities that service academies offer, the Congressional nomination and academy selection processes, and ways to achieve your career goals. Get your questions answered by service academy professionals in the areas of admissions, career services, and financial aid. Representatives from the following offices will be available to meet you virtually.

The next Servive Academy Information Night will be on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Portland, ME.  Please find more information about the seminar HERE.  


ROTC:  Every year many highly qualified candidates are not selected for an appointment to a service academy. If your dream is to become an officer in the Armed Forces, the ROTC offers the same officer commission and career opportunity as a service academy.  Full-tuition ROTC scholarships are available to attend many private and public colleges and universities across the country.  Consider applying for these scholarship opportunities, as well as to the academies.