March 10, 2005

Crapo Reminds Students Of Academy Deadline

Applications due by the end of the month

Washington, DC â?? The deadline to apply for admission to U.S. military academies is fast approaching, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo reminds interested Idaho students. Applications for the nationâ??s four military academies must be submitted by Friday, October 31st, to be considered for the 2004 academic year. Every year, Crapo nominates selected Idaho students to the following: the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York; the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York; and the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Interested students need to submit an application and references and meet certain scholastic requirements for consideration in the next academic year. The final admission selections are made by the individual academies.â??Idaho students who have been accepted to our nationâ??s military academies are following in a fine tradition,â?? Crapo said. â??The four academies maintain some of the highest academic standards and programs in the country, and the learning environment and opportunities are unparalleled. With the deadline coming up, I encourage Idaho students to complete their application materials and turn them in so that they may be considered.â??Students may apply to both United States Senators and the U.S. Representative from their congressional district as well as the Vice President of the United States. The names of students nominated by Crapo will be forwarded to each service academy, where final appointments are made by the individual institution. Those wishing to apply for a nomination to the next class, entering in 2004, should contact Crapoâ??s military representative, Linda Norris, at (208) 734-2515 for more information. Applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2003.# # #FOR INTERESTED MEDIA: A radio actuality is available by calling 1-800-545-1267. Press 327 at any time during or after the greeting and instructions. You can also access the actuality through the Internet at http://www.senate.gov/~src/radio.