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As your U.S. Senator, I take great pride in helping students from Maine pursue their dreams to serve our nation in uniform.  To be admitted to our nation’s Service Academies, students must first be nominated by one member of their state’s Congressional Delegation.  

Application Process

How to Apply

Applications will open on May 15, 2024, for the next enrollment period.

To apply for a nomination you must:

  • Be an unmarried citizen of the United States with no dependents;
  • Be at least 17 years old but not past your 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year you wish to be admitted;
  • Be a resident of Maine. You or your parents must claim Maine as your primary state of residence; and
  • Contact the academy directly to submit your Pre-Candidate Questionnaire.

  A guide outlining the nomination application process is available here.

  To apply, click here

Service Academy Information Night

Service Academy Information Night is hosted by Maine’s U.S. Congressional Delegation in cooperation with Maine Maritime Academy.  Interested high school students and their families can learn more about the world-class educational opportunities that service academies offer as well as the congressional nomination and academy selection processes.  

The next service academy night will be held in September 2024 in Portland. Additional information on that event will be available soon.

If you have any questions about the nomination application process, please contact Karen Staples, my nominations coordinator, at or 207-784-6969.