Each year, Congressman Ruppersberger is privileged to nominate candidates from the Second District for appointments to our nation's four Service Academies. The Congressman may submit up to ten names to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy for consideration for the handful of vacancies available annually to the residents of Maryland. The U.S. Coast Guard does not require Congressional nominations for consideration.
If you are interested in serving your country and receiving a superb, tuition-free higher education, you may wish to consider a United States Service Academy. Young Americans who are interested in one of the service academies are encouraged to open a file in the Congressional District office by sending a letter of interest, an academy application and an affidavit of residence. The deadline for 2013 applications is November 2, 2012. Congressman Ruppersberger's College Board Institution Code is 4265.
Application packages and additional information may be obtained from the District Office:
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
375 West Padonia Road, Suite 200
Timonium, MD 21093
The following pages contain the answers to frequently asked questions about each academy.