Lipinski: Service Academy Application Deadline is Fast Approaching

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is accepting nomination request letters from young women and men in the Third Congressional District who want to enter one of the U.S. Service Academies in 2019 until November 26, 2018.
“One of my congressional duties that I cherish the most is helping young women and men pursue their goal of serving our nation by entering one of our prestigious military service academies,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “It is an honor and privilege to be able to nominate outstanding young leaders who want to serve others.”
The service academies include: 
Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
Coast Guard Academy admissions are based on a nationwide competition with no congressional nominations.
Potential candidates must have reached their 17th birthday and not passed their 23rd birthday on July 1st of the year they would enter the academy, be a United States citizen, have graduated from high school, be unmarried, have taken the ACT and/or SAT, and have met the stringent entrance requirements of their preferred academy.
The selection of nominees is based upon a “whole person” evaluation.  Nominations will officially be announced in January of next year.  Please be advised that a congressional nomination does not guarantee acceptance into the academy.  For more information, please call 773-948-6223 or go to
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