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Murphy Announces Virtual Service Academy Info Session

Event will provide opportunities for parents and students to learn more about the nomination process for each of our nation’s service academies

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Washington, September 17, 2020 | comments

ORLANDO—U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, a member of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors, is hosting a virtual Service Academy Information Session on Sept. 23 for parents and students to learn about the educational opportunities in our nation’s service academies and the application process for each of these prestigious institutions, including congressional nominations. The event will include presentations from representatives of the five service academies: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“I’m excited to host another information session to help parents and students learn more about the process to apply to one of our nation’s service academies,” said Murphy. “It is an honor to nominate every year promising young Central Florida men and women to serve at these prestigious institutions. I encourage eligible students from my district who are interested in attending a U.S. service academy to join us at this event to get more information about the nominating process for the upcoming school year.”

The Virtual Service Academy Information Session will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Residents of Florida’s Seventh Congressional District seeking to apply to these service academies may register by visiting The event will also be livestreamed on Murphy’s Facebook page.

The nation’s five service academies (the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) rank among the finest institutions of higher learning in the world. Admission to a U.S. service academy is highly competitive. All service academies, except the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, generally require applicants to obtain a nomination from a Member of Congress or another authorized nominating source. The academies offer young men and women a tuition-free college education at a highly-ranked, nationally-recognized academic program while preparing them for leadership roles in the U.S. armed forces or the Merchant Marines. Students who live in Florida’s Seventh Congressional District can obtain more information on how to receive a nomination by visiting Congresswoman Murphy’s website.


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