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September 25, 2013

Service Academy applications due soon

MANCHESTER — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., reminds students and parents she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Service Academies until Oct. 4. The nation’s prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces.

Students wishing to receive an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy (WestPoint), U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source.

Students interested in applying for a nomination must submit their application materials postmarked, or hand delivered, by close of business on Oct. 4. Following a competitive review of all applications, Shaheen’s office will select and nominate a limited number of qualified students to compete for service academy appointments.

Application materials, application guidelines, eligibility requirements and general information about the nomination process are available at http://shaheen.senate.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Attn: Academy Nomination Coordinator, 1589 Elm St., Floor 3, Manchester, 03101.

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