Sep 04 2001

SEN. SHELBY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM ALABAMA STUDENTS FOR NOMINATION TO SERVICE ACADEMIES

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced the opening of the application process to Alabama's high school students for nomination to the U. S. Service Academies. Students wishing to attend the U. S. Naval Academy, the U. S. Air Force Academy, the U. S. Military Academy, the U. S Merchant Marine Academy or the U. S. Coast Guard Academy are encouraged to begin the application process.

Every year, Sen. Shelby nominates ten young Alabamians for each vacancy at each of the U. S. Service Academies. Selections are made competitively on the basis of a composite of academic factors and leadership potential, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, and recommendations.

Sen. Shelby said, "I am very pleased to announce the opening of the application process to attend the U. S. Service Academies. It is an honor to participate in the selection of some of Alabama's brightest students to attend one of these time-honored institutions. I would encourage students who strive for excellence in academics, leadership and service to consider applying to attend one of the Service Academies."

To receive an application, please contact Sen. Shelby's office at (205) 759-5047, or by writing U. S. Senator Richard C. Shelby, attn: Melissia Davis, 1118 Greensboro Ave. #240, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Applications are also available online. All applications must be post-marked no later than Friday, November 16, 2001.