I have the honor and privilege to recommend some of Missouri's most talented and skilled individuals to attend the United States Military Academies. These academies allow young people to serve our country while receiving a full four-year scholarship from some of our finest institutions of higher learning.  Upon acceptance of an appointment into an Academy, a student commits to five years of active duty service after graduation.


Each applicant for a nomination from my office must meet the following eligibility requirements as of May 1st of the year of admission to an academy:

  • Must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday. (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, and a permanent resident of Missouri.
  • Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

Academy and Nomination Procedures

Prior to applying for a nomination from my office, please contact your academy or academies of choice to request a pre-candidate questionnaire. Once completed and returned, the academy will apprise you of any special physical, medical, or academic requirements particular to their institution.

Senator Hawley Application for Service Nominations

This application for a service academy nomination and all other required submissions must be received by our office no later than October 1st. Please keep this in mind especially in regard to the required recommendations, which can often take the longest to arrive. Be sure to apply for a nomination from all three of your Members of Congress to increase your opportunities to receive a nomination.

How to Apply

The application period is currently closed. Please check back for updates and direct any questions to academy@hawley.senate.gov. Thank you for your interest.