Congresswoman Bordallo Extends Deadline for Service Academy Nominations

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo today announced that the deadline for accepting applications from students interested in attending the any of the United States service academies has been extended to December 31, 2010.

The service academies include the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.

All candidates interested in applying for a service academy nomination must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 17 and 23, have a proper Social Security Number (SSN), be unmarried without dependants, and not pregnant.  Candidates must also be taking college-preparatory courses, have a solid academic record, have taken or plan to take the ACT or SAT, and submit at least three letters of recommendation.  A completed application packet, along with the candidate’s letters of recommendation, must be delivered by December 31, 2010 to Congresswoman Bordallo’s District Office at 120 Father Duenas Avenue, Suite 107, Hagåtña, Guam, 96910.  Students seeking nomination are advised to be attentive to all other required materials and deadlines to ensure a successful application process.

Applications are available on Congresswoman Bordallo’s website at http://www.house.gov/bordallo/nominations.shtml.  For more information, applicants may contact the Guam District Office at 477-4272, or the Washington, D.C., Office at 202-225-1188.  For more information on individual service academies, please visit the websites below:

•    U.S. Air Force Academy – http://www.usafa.af.mil
•    U.S. Military Academy – http://www.usma.edu
•    U.S. Naval Academy – http://www.usna.edu
•    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – http://www.usmma.edu

“Interested students have until December 31, 2010, to drop off a completed application to my office in Hagåtña,” Congresswoman Bordallo said.  “The service academies offer quality education for those who seek a commission as an officer in any of the uniformed services. I encourage interested and qualified students to take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to assisting those students who desire to attend a service academy.”