Starting September 21, 2020 - Ending June 30, 2021

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REMINDER that students who are interested in applying for a Service Academy Nomination from Congressman David Trone must turn in all materials by 5:00pm on Friday, October 16th. These materials include the following:

  • A completed application (available here as "Military Academy Nomination Form"). Formal candidacy is established upon receipt of all required parts of the application. Within the application below, there are sections to upload:
    • A formal, signed motivational letter addressed to the Congressman requesting a nomination to a specific academy. This should be approximately 500 words in length.
    • A resume, including but not limited to: education, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, employment, awards and achievements, and reference contacts.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters may come from teachers (from different disciplines), counselors, employers, coaches, clergy, or anyone who knows the applicant well (non-familial). These can be sent to our office by the individual writing the recommendation letter through e-mail to or by U.S. Mail to our Gaithersburg office at 9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 330, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • An official high school transcript. Transcripts must include grade point average and anticipated coursework for senior year. These must be sent by the school to through e-mail at or by U.S. Mail to our Gaithersburg office at 9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 330, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.
  • A recent photo or headshot of the candidate. These can be through e-mail to

All students who complete their applications by 5:00pm on Friday, October 16th will move into the next stage of the process and be interviewed by our Service Academy Nomination Panel. Students who’s applications are incomplete after the deadline WILL NOT have the opportunity to interview with our panel.

For more information about our Service Academy Nomination process, please visit our website here:

Students with questions should feel free to reach out to the Congressman’s Service Academy Nomination Officers directly with questions or concerns through email at or by calling our office at (301)-926-0300.

Howard University:  The Karsh STEM Scholars Program (KSSP) is designed to attract and prepare high-achieving high school students for careers in STEM. Students who are selected for the program are expected to ultimately pursue, a PhD, or a combined MD/PhD. Students are required to major in a STEM-related discipline. The purpose of the KSSP is to challenge students through rigorous preparation and to create an environment/community of interdependent scholars who are focused on academic excellence. The program will also focus on building a global perspective to prepare its students to live, prosper and contribute to a world that is increasingly diverse and global in nature.
The KSSP presents an opportunity for academically talented students interested in STEM fields to become thinkers, researchers, educators and leading practitioners. Howard University is a leader in producing Black STEM PhDs. However, according to the research conducted by the American Institutes for Research, Black students complete doctoral degrees in STEM fields overall at disproportionately low rates. This program will expand and extend the reach of Howard University’s leadership role in producing more students immersed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will change the landscape in higher education.

The Karsh STEM Scholars Program will incorporate key components such as mentoring, tutoring, in-group support, high expectations, financial support, personal advising and counseling, summer bridge, family support and study groups, which research has shown leads to student success in such programs. To be considered, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, at least a “B” average in college-preparatory science and mathematics courses, SAT scores: at least 600 on SAT math and a minimum combined score of at least 1250, ACT scores: minimum composite score of at least 26, ACT math score of at least 25 and be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. If you would like to be nominated for this program, contact Mrs. Forbes at


The YYGS application is now open, and we encourage students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! We hope you will help share this opportunity:

YYGS invites eligible students to join us this coming July! Experience life as a university student at Yale while attending an academic session of your choosing. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • Meet peers from over 130 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
  • We provide over $3 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
  • Apply by our Early Action deadline and hear your decision back by late December. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.

While YYGS is excited to host on-campus sessions, we will notify students by March 5, 2021, if that is not possible. More details are listed on our COVID-19 update page.

Early Action Deadline: November 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET
Regular Decision Deadline: January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm ET

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your time, and we hope to read your application soon!