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Moran accepting applications to service academies

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., announced he is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Those selected will enter the academies in June 2014.

Selections are based on SAT or ACT test scores, class rank, grade-point average, school records, extracurricular activities, leadership potential, motivation, recommendations and interview evaluations. Applicants must meet the individual admission requirements of each academy in order to receive Sen. Moran's nomination: Applicants must be legal residents of the state of Kansas, at least 17 years of age but not past their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year of admission, citizens of the United States, unmarried, not pregnant and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

The application deadline is Sept. 6. Applicants will be required to interview with Sen. Moran's Service Academy Selection Board on Oct. 5 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene. Academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission in early 2014.

Interested applicants can request application materials on Moran's website at moran.senate.gov under the "Services" menu, or by calling Sen. Moran's Olathe office at (913) 393-0711.

Additional information also is available online at moran.senate.gov.