U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) announced that his office is now accepting applications from students across Maryland for nominations to the Uniformed Service Academies in the Class of 2026.

All applications and supporting materials must be received electronically by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2021. More information, including the online application, can be found https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/constituent-services/academy-nominations

“Attending one of our nation’s renowned service academies is an excellent opportunity for young Marylanders. I hope that students across our state who are interested in serving our nation consider this exciting path,” said Senator Van Hollen.

Senator Van Hollen’s office welcomes applications from all interested candidates and seeks an applicant pool that reflects the diversity of the State of Maryland. The office strongly encourages applications from those with backgrounds and identities underrepresented among officers in the Armed Services.

The Senator’s office is working to expand outreach to these applicants through direct engagement with local schools, including information sessions for educators and students.

Qualified applicants will participate in a virtual interview with members of Senator Van Hollen’s Service Academy Advisory Board in November 2021.