High school students interested in the U.S. service academies may attend the 2024 Virtual Spring Service Academy Information Fair on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. CT/ 11 a.m. ET.

To be considered for acceptance to a military service academy, students must obtain a nomination from one nominating source, which can be U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell or U.S. Sen. Rand Paul or their respective U.S. representative. Students can also apply directly to the U.S. vice president.

To be eligible for a nomination each candidate must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age, but not yet 22 by July 1 of the year he or she is admitted to the Service Academy (the upper age limit is 25 for Merchant Marine Academy);
  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time he or she enters the service academy, and a legal resident of Kentucky;
  • Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents;
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the academy to which he or she is applying.

Students interested in the information fair may contact Paul’s office at (270) 782-8303.

The last date to submit an application to attend the U.S. service academies is Nov. 15.

You can learn more about the nominations and the event on Paul’s 2024 Virtual Spring Service Academy Information Fair webpage.