Bustos accepting applications for military academy nominations

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2014.

“Our military academies provide our nation’s young people with not only a first-class education, but the tools to become the next generation of leaders in our country,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “I strongly encourage all Illinois students interested in applying to one of the service academies to contact my office for a nomination application. I look forward to reviewing all the applications and nominating qualified students across our region for this high honor.”

Students interested in applying should contact Bustos’ Rock Island office to request an application packet to be considered for a service academy nomination. The application packet includes specific instructions on the accompanying forms and required documents, including an application form, an essay, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores, and letters of recommendation. Since these materials take time to compile, interested students are encouraged to start obtaining the materials needed for the packet as soon as possible.

The deadline for submitting a completed nomination packet to Bustos’ office is Friday, November 15.

Each year, Bustos has the honor of nominating up to ten qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th District for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

For further information as well as an application packet, contact Bustos’ Rock Island office at (309) 786-3406.