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Application Requirements

To be considered for a possible nomination, a student must read all guidelines carefully and
complete all of the steps below prior to November 15.  Please send all completed materials to:
                                                    Office of U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador
                                                    Attn: Judy Morbeck
                                                    1250 Ironwood Dr., Ste. 241
                                                    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

All completed applications must be postmarked by November 15.  No exceptions will be made.


1.        Letter Requesting Nomination – Submit a letter to U.S. Congressman Raúl
           Labrador requesting a nomination. This must be written in a formal business

2.        Application for Nomination – Return the completed Application for

3.         Resume – Provide a detailed listing of your academic, community service,
            Extracurricular activities, athletic activities, and any other notable

4.        Essay – Compose an essay of no more than 500 words, which provides insight
           into why you desire to attend a Service Academy and why you would be a good
           candidate for admission. This essay must be separate and distinct from your

5.         Photo – Attach a recent photo to your completed application (does not have to
            be a professional photo).

6.         Letters of Recommendation – Submit at least three letters of recommendation
            from individuals unrelated to you, who can assess your intellect, character, and
            suitability for military service.  One from a teacher, principal, school administrator,
            guidance counselor, or academic dean; one from an employer or extracurricular
            faculty advisor; and one from a person of your choice. These letters may be given
            to you in sealed envelopes with their signature across the seal or they may be
            sent directly to our office at the above address.

7.         Official Transcripts – Submit a copy of your official transcripts and school
            disciplinary file (if applicable) to be sent directly from your high school
            (or college) to the above address.

8.         Standardized Test Results – Have your scores sent directly from the testing
             services to the above address or use our office’s reporting codes: ACT-code
             7371; SAT-code 5460.
  If your standardized test score is notated on your
             transcript that will suffice.