Aug 20 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF APPLICATIONS FOR SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced today that applications are available for United States Service Academy nominations. The service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Senator Shelby said, “I am hopeful that many young people in Alabama will consider applying to our nation’s service academies to further their education. The service academies provide outstanding educational opportunities while instilling the virtues of leadership, strength in character, and service to our nation.”

Service academy nominees must be residents of Alabama and must complete the required ACT or SAT exam. Applicants are also required to provide a completed application form, letters of recommendation and their school transcript.

For more information about how to apply for a nomination please contact Senator Shelby’s Tuscaloosa office at (205) 759-5047 or visit Senator Shelby’s website at www.shelby.senate.gov/services/academynoms.htm to access information and download an application.