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Hickenlooper Nominates 64 of Colorado’s ‘Best and Brightest’ for U.S. Service Academies

May 3, 2024

Service academies to notify nominees on final decisions in coming weeks

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper celebrated the 64 Colorado students he nominated to attend a U.S. service academy.

“Our military service academies prepare the next generation of leaders,” said Hickenlooper. “These 64 Coloradans demonstrate the exceptional work ethic and commitment to public service these academies demand. They, and because of them our country, have a bright future ahead.”

In order to be considered to attend four of the five U.S. service academies, most applicants must receive an official nomination from a U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative. The U.S. service academies accepting nominations are the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The students should receive final decisions from the universities in the coming weeks.

This year, over 400 Coloradans submitted applications to enroll this fall. They were evaluated for nomination based on their academic record, test scores, leadership experiences, extracurricular activities, and commitment to public service.

The list of the students who consented to participate in the announcement is available HERE

To learn more about the service academy nomination process, click HERE


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