Sen. Scott to accept applications for Service Academies

By: Staff report

PICKENS COUNTY — As of Friday, June 1, 2018, the 2018 Military Academy Nomination Application is open. The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Friday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.

Candidates interested in attending one of the four service academies — U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy — may submit applications and other necessary documents.

“I am thankful for those that desire to serve our country,” said Sen. Scott. “I am especially humbled by our high school students who make the decision to pursue a military career at such a young age. For those that decide they want to apply to one of our service academies, you are choosing to take on one of the most challenging and rigorous collegiate curriculums our country has to offer. I commend your decision and please know that my staff and I look forward to assisting you in any way we can.”

Students interested in being considered for a nomination by Senator Scott must submit an application which includes two essays, resume, official SAT/ACT scores, official high school transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

For more information about the Service Academy nomination process, visit the Senator’s online FAQ page or call the Service Academy Coordinator at 803-771-6112.

During the last academic year, Sen. Scott nominated 45 students from across South Carolina to be considered for an appointment to one of the four service academies for the class of 2022.

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Staff report