Military Academy Nominations

Each year it is my privilege to nominate exceptional young men and women residing in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District to our nation's service academies. The opportunity for a fully funded education and the high honor of attending a service academy make these nominations highly competitive. I hope all highly motivated students share my enthusiasm and will consider these fine opportunities for education and service to the United States.

If you are interested in attending a service academy it is to your benefit to begin the application process in your junior year. This begins by your writing a letter informing me that you would like to be nominated to a service academy. Please specify which academy and if you are interested in more than one. There is no need to send a separate letter for each academy.

Please find listed below the addresses, telephone numbers, and web pages of the service academies:

Military Academy
U.S. Military Academy
West Point, NY 10996
(914) 938-4041
Naval Academy
US Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-4361

Merchant Marine Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY 11024

Air Force Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO 80840
(719) 333-3070
Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
The U.S. Coast Guard does not require Congressional nominations. Please check for more information.

Deadline:  Applications must be received by Congressman Grijalva's district office in Somerton on or before October 30, 2020, for those wishing to attend an Academy in the fall of 2021.

Criteria: Consideration for nominations will be given to American citizens who reside in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District who reach the age of 17, but do not exceed the age of 24, by July 1st of the year in which they seek entrance. Evaluations are based on the "whole person" concept and take into consideration your academic, leadership and physical abilities.

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Nominations to the service academies will be made on a fully competitive basis. For each opening that is available to me, I will nominate up to ten applicants. The nomination of these nominees will be determined primarily by high school scholastic records, ACT/SAT test scores, and a personal interview with my committee. Qualified candidates will be notified at least ten days prior to the interview date.

Each academy will give equal consideration to the nominees following the receipt and evaluation of information derived from college entrance examinations, physical examinations and a review of high school records, and will make the final selections and appointments.

Although you are applying for a nomination to one of the military academies, you should, at the same time, pursue an alternative goal and apply for admission to the college or university of your choice. You might also check into various ROTC programs available at many colleges and universities.

I suggest that you contact Martha Garcia in my Somerton office at (928) 343-7933 prior to the deadline to see if the required material requested has reached my office. I will notify you of your nomination as soon after the interview as possible.