Graves Accepting Applications To Service Academies

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) is currently accepting applications from North Missouri students interested in attending the US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Military Academy, or US Naval Academy.

Graves says:

“Our nation’s service academies are some of the most selective and prestigious institutions in the world.  Each year I have the distinct honor of nominating several outstanding young men and women from North Missouri to attend the five service academies. It’s a tough and competitive process, but I encourage every student who is interested in attending one of these incredible service academies to apply.”

Individuals interested in applying for a service academy nomination can do so by contacting Congressman Graves’ Kansas City District Office at 816-792-3976 after opening an application with their desired service academy. Eligibility includes:

  • Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday. (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
  • Be a US Citizen and a permanent resident of Missouri.
  • Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
  • Meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a valid Social Security Number

The deadline for applications for the nomination process is 5:00 pm, October 15th, 2021.



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