Sorensen Highlights Deadline for Nominations to US Military Academies


Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is highlighting an upcoming deadline for high school students seeking nominations for one of the U.S. Service Academies. Interested students from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District have until October 31, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. CT to fill out the following form to receive a nomination from Congressman Sorensen for the fall 2024 term. 

“As the proud representative of many talented young people in Central and Northwestern Illinois, it is my honor to nominate select high school students to our nation’s military academies,” said Sorensen. “Those who attend these exceptional institutions bring honor to themselves, their community, and their country, and I’m happy to play a role in supporting their ambitions.” 

Sorensen will nominate up to ten qualified high school students from Central and Northwestern Illinois for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.  

Students interested in applying should visit Congressman Sorensen’s website to learn more about the process. The website features specific instructions on the accompanying forms and required documents, including an application form, an essay, high school transcript, ACT/SAT scores and letters of recommendation. Since these materials take time to compile, interested students are encouraged to start collecting everything needed for the packet as soon as possible. 

For more information, answers to frequently asked questions and an application packet, please visit  

Students with questions should not hesitate to reach out to one of Sorensen’s district offices for information

***Courtesy of Congressman Sorensen***

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