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.

Eligibility

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.

Application Deadline

This application for a service academy nomination and all other required submissions must be received by our office no later than October 2, 2020. 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.

Please email all application materials to academy@hawley.senate.gov.

For additional information, please call 816-960-4694 or email academy@hawley.senate.gov.

Acknowledgement Form and Photographs

  • Complete, sign, and email the Acknowledgment Form upon completion of your application. Acknowledgement forms should be emailed to academy@hawley.senate.gov.
  • Email up to two wallet-sized photos, head shots only, on photography paper. These will be sent with a release to your local paper if you accept an appointment.

Academic Records

**All transcripts and scores should be emailed to academy@hawley.senate.gov.**

Transcripts

  • High School Applicants
    Email an official transcript from all highs schools they have attended or are currently attending. Transcripts should include three full years of study, current GPA, and current class rank. All transcripts should be emailed by the applicant’s principal or academic advisor to academy@hawley.senate.gov.
  • College Applicants
    Email an official transcript from all colleges or junior colleges they have attended or are currently attending. If you are currently in college, also send an official copy of your class schedule. All transcripts should be emailed by the applicant’s principal or academic advisor to academy@hawley.senate.gov.

ACT or SAT Scores

Official ACT or SAT scores must be obtained through the testing service or on your official transcript. Scores received after the application deadline on October 2, 2020 will not be accepted. Please use the following codes for the testing services in order to forward scores directly – ACT: 7150, SAT: 6158.

Evaluation Forms and Recommendation Letters

High School Applicants are required to provide the following evaluation forms and recommendation letters:
  • One (1) Advisor/Principal Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that your advisor or principal complete the Advisor/Principal Evaluation Form and attach a recommendation letter;
  • One (1) Personal Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that a teacher or coach complete the Personal Evaluation Form and attach a recommendation letter;
  • One to three (1-3) Additional Recommendation Letter(s): Request that a boss, scout leader, church member, or other personal reference submit a recommendation letter. Letters from family members will not be permitted. You cannot submit more than three letters from this category.

If you are home-schooled, please contact Senator Hawley’s Office to discuss your evaluation requirements.

College/Academy Prep School Applicants are required to provide the following evaluation forms and recommendation letters:

  • One (1) College Advisor/Faculty Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that your college advisor or ROTC Instructor complete the College Evaluation Form and submit a recommendation letter;
  • One (1) Personal Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that a college professor or coach fill out the Personal Evaluation Form and submit a recommendation letter;
  • One to three (1-3) Additional Recommendation Letter(s): Request that a boss, scout leader, church member, or other personal reference submit a recommendation letter. Letters from family members will not be permitted. You cannot submit more than three letters from this category.

Active Duty Military Members or Applicants Not Enrolled in College are required to provide the following evaluations forms and recommendation letters:

  • One (1) Supervisor Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that your chain of command complete the Supervisor Evaluation and submit a recommendation letter;
  • One (1) Personal Evaluation Form & Corresponding Recommendation Letter: Request that a supervisor, former teacher, or former coach complete the Personal Evaluation Form and submit a recommendation letter;
  • One to three (1-3) Additional Recommendation Letter(s): Request that a boss, scout leader, church member, or other personal reference submit a recommendation letter. Letters from family members will not be permitted. You cannot submit more than three letters from this category.

Online Application Questions and Essays

Please answer all application questions below as completely and honestly as possible. There is no need to email an additional copy to the office.

NOTE: Please complete the full application and hit submit before leaving the page. Information will not be saved when navigating away from this page.

Applicant Information

Contact Information
Mailing Address
Permanent Address
Parent/Guardian Information

Academic Information

School Information
Academic Advisor
Academic Honors
Employment and Community Service
Extra-Curricular Activities

Academy Preference

U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Please check all other academy nomination sources to which you are applying:
Please check the summer seminar program(s) you attended:

Essays (1,000 character limit)