Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he is presently accepting nomination applications to the U.S. Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. His deadline for accepting nominations is Friday, December 19, 2003.
Each applicant for nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements by July 1st of the year they plan to enter the academy. A candidate must be at 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national. A candidate must also be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
To meet the high qualifying standards set forth by the academies, applicants must have a minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 1,000 or an American College Test (ACT) score of 25 for English, 27 Math, 26 reading, and 26 for Science Reading. Please keep in mind that obtaining the preceding minimum SAT or ACT scores does not automatically qualify an applicant for admission.
The law provides that only one cadet or midshipman from American Samoa may be enrolled at a service academy at any given time. Congressman Faleomavaega is entitled to submit ten names to each academy. Students interested in obtaining admission to the U.S. Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut, do not need a nomination. Applicants may apply directly to the academy. Additional information about each of these academies may also be obtained by visiting the following academy sites at www.usaf.edu , www.usma.edu, www.usna.edu, www.cga.edu.
Candidates who are successful in gaining admission to one of the service academies, which are ranked among the top rated education institutions in the United States, can look forward to being challenged both academically and physically. They will also receive a four-year education valued at approximately $250,000 and the opportunity for a career as an officer in the military. For more information, contact Faleomavaega’s district office in Utulei at 633-1372.