Bennet Opens Application Process for U.S. Service Academy Nominations

Applications are Due October 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the application process for students seeking U.S. Service Academy nominations is now open. The four service academies requiring congressional nomination include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“One of my highest honors as a senator is the opportunity to nominate young Coloradans who exhibit remarkable dedication to their community and country to attend one of our U.S. Service Academies,” said Bennet. “Attending these institutions is a commitment to build upon the legacy of service, character, and integrity of those who came before us, and I invite all interested students to apply.”   

U.S. Service Academies are federal institutions that prepare cadets and midshipmen to become officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, while concurrently earning their bachelor's degrees. 

Interested Coloradans have until October 13, 2020 to apply for a nomination to one of the following U.S. Service Academies: 

  • U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

In addition to securing a congressional nomination, students must also apply directly to the academies. 

Those interested in applying for a nomination from Bennet's office must complete an online application available HERE. More information on the nomination process is available HERE. Any questions applicants may have throughout the process can be directed to Bennet’s Southeast Office in Pueblo at (719) 542-7550.