U.S. Academy Nominations

Each year it is my privilege to recommend a select few of Northeast Indiana's best high school graduates for admission to the nation's service academies -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. When applying for a nomination to a service academy, an applicant must apply to both the respective academy and through my congressional office. The deadline for filing with my office is November 1, 2015 at 5:00PM EST, so it is advisable to fill out a Pre-Candidate Questionnaire for the respective academy as soon as possible. If you are interested in applying for a service academy or if you have any questions, please contact my Fort Wayne office.

Below are the necessary items to complete to apply for a nomination:

1) Complete Application Form. Be sure to complete your essay, attach your photo, and rank the academies in order of your preference. You must rank ALL academies. This is required to maximize your opportunities for nomination. Important! Be sure to include your e-mail address. If you do not have one, you should get permission to use an active e-mail address at your school or one used by a friend. Click here for the Printable Application Form.

2) SAT/ACT Test Scores. Use the recipient code (SAT 1082 ACT 7399) when you register, and copies of your scores will be sent directly to my office. It is advisable that you take the test as soon as possible for purposes of early reporting and optional re-examination.

3) Nomination Recommendation Submission. Three (3) recommendations must be submitted on your behalf. You may wish to ask your principal, counselor, a church leader, coach employer, or someone who knows you well (not a relative) to submit the recommendations.  They must send their recommendations directly to my Fort Wayne office.

4) Official High School Transcript (and college transcript, if applicable), reflecting most current course work and grades. Ask your high school to mail an official transcript to my office in Fort Wayne.


Representative Marlin Stutzman 
1300 South Harrison Street
Fort WayneIN 46802 

Phone: (260) 424-3041
Fax(260) 424-4042

5) Link to Academy's Web Pages. Contact each academy and make an application directly to each of the four academies. An early application will enhance your opportunity to garner an Appointment. A Service Academy Appointment provides an educational experience the equivalent of a scholarship worth approximately $300,000. Click here to view the different Service Academy's web pages.