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SAMPLE LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN OR SENATOR REQUESTING NOMINATION TO A SERVICE ACADEMY

(Modify or Amend as appropriate; this is only a sample)

                                         Date 	



  Honorable ________________________  or Honorable ________________________	
  House of Representatives               United States Senate
  Washington, DC  20515                  Washington, DC  20510

  Dear Congressman:                      Dear Senator:

     It is my desire to attend a Service Academy of the United States.

     I respectfully request that I be considered as one of your nominees
  for the class entering in the summer of 20____. (following HS graduation)

     My choice for a Service Academy nomination is indicated by the box
  checked below.  In the event that I am not selected for the nomination,
  my alternate choices, if any, are indicated by the numbers two through
  four in the appropriate boxes.

     ( )  United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
     ( )  United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York
     ( )  United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
     ( )  United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

     The following personal data is provided for your information:

  Full name _______________________________________________________________		

  Name of parents _________________________________________________________		

  Address:  (use ZIP code and phone number)

  PERMANENT                            TEMPORARY

  __________________________________   ____________________________________	   	

  __________________________________   ____________________________________	  
  	   	
  __________________________________   ____________________________________	  		

  	   	

  My date of birth: ________________  Place of birth: _____________________ 	

  Social Security Number:  ________________________________________________		

  High school attended: (name and address) ________________________________

  My approximate standing is ______________ in a class of _________________	

     I have requested my high school transcript of work completed to date
  be forwarded to your office as soon as possible.  I have also listed on
  the reverse side of this letter, the results of my ACT or College Board
  test I have taken.

     I have been active in high school extracurricular activities as indi-
  cated on the reverse side.

     I should greatly appreciate your consideration of my request for one
  of your nominations.

                                        Sincerely yours, 



                                        (signature)
		

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