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:

  • Unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents and;

  • At least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they 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 sara_holmbom_lund@collins.senate.gov or 207-780-3575. Next Year's information session will be in Portland in September (date tbd).              

 

Nomination Application 

Quick Reference Sheet for applicants 

Service Academy Information Night

What is Service Academy Information Night?

  • Each spring and fall the Maine Congressional Delegation and Maine Maritime Academy co-host informational seminars in Bangor and Portland. 

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.