High school students interested in attending one of the country's prestigious military academies can now submit their requests for recommendation to Rep. Scott Garrett.
Eligible students will be at least 17 and must not have passed their 23rd birthday by July 1.
For each available spot in an academy, ten nominations can be made on a competitive basis. Admissions authorities base their final selections on the nominee's academic record, extracurricular and athletic activities, physical aptitude, leadership ability and medical qualifications.
Garrett's office suggests that all interested students apply for all academies to which they are interested and eligible.
Students should send an email containing name, address, date of birth, social security number and a brief essay about why he or she would like to attend a service academy to Garrett's office.
Call Dana DiRisio Coates, in Garrett's Newton office, at 973-300-2000 with any questions. The academies may also be contacted directly through the following websites: