Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Military Academy Nominations

NOTICE: The application deadline is October 30, 2020.  Please contact my Maryville office at (618) 288-7190​ if you have questions.

Thank you for your interest in attending one of our nation's military academies. As a 1980 graduate of West Point, I take special pride in nominating promising young men and women to the United States military academies. It is my pleasure to consider you for a nomination to one of these prestigious institutions.

To be eligible for a nomination, you must be an American citizen, at least 17 years old and no more than 23 years old on July 1, not married, under no legal obligation to support a child, and a legal resident of the 15th District of Illinois.

Please note that you must also apply directly to the academy to which you are applying as well as the nomination process through my office.

The Military Academy Nomination form should be completed below and mailed to Congressman John Shimkus, 15 Professional Park Drive, Maryville, IL 62062. 

Your Information
U.S. Citizen:
Education Information
Test Scores

SAT Scores




ACT Scores

Academy Information

Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference. Select "Not Interested" for academies with no preference

Additional Information

1. Please include a list of your extra curricular activities, employment information, and leadership responsibilities.

2. Submit a photograph. 

3. Have your guidance counselor forward a copy of your transcripts AND a recommendation letter.

4. Include two other letters of recommendation from adults who know you well. 

5. Feel free to add any additional information 

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