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Any students interested in pursuing an undergraduate education and training at one of the United States Service Academies will require a nomination by either Congressman Bill Huizenga, one of your U.S. Senators, or the Vice President. The academies are as follows: the United States Military, Naval, Merchant Marine, and Air Force Academies (Note: no nomination is required for the Coast Guard Academy). Those interested must submit an application packet to the Congressman's office. 

For more information, please contact Matt Kooiman in the Grandville District Office, or visit their website.

General Requirements for a Nomination:

  • Applicant must be at least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age as of July 1 of the year you seek admission to an Academy. Note: Merchant Marine Academy maximum age is 25.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Applicant may not be married, pregnant or have a legal obligation to support a child.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the Second Congressional District of Michigan to be nominated by Congressman Huizenga. (If you live in a different district we will be glad to help you find your Congressman).

Congressman Huizenga's Requirements for a Nomination:

  • Complete the Candidate Academy Nomination Application (attached).
  • Provide an official transcript of your high school (and any college) grades.
  • Provide a statement from your guidance counselor as to projected class rank and cumulative GPA if not included on official transcript.
  • Provide only three letters of recommendation.
  • Provide copies of your ACT and/or SAT scores. Ensure that we have your scores by our deadline.
  • Provide a current photograph.

Reference the Service Academy Information Checklist below for complete information on this section's requirements and how to submit them.

Documents You Will Need to Apply:

Application for Nomination to the United States Service Academies

Service Academy Information Checklist

Service Academy Nominations Complete Timeline


For more information, please contact Matt Kooiman in the Grandville District Office, or visit their website.

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