Ensure the paper is typed, single-spaced, and enumerated on the top right corner in the margin with 1″ margins on all sides. Use Times New Roman, 12-point font. Include your answers to all three questions on one page document with a 500 word constraint.
Why do you want to attend a United States Service Academy?
Why do you believe you are qualified to be nominated?
What are your strengths and weaknesses, and how will you use/overcome them if appointed?
You are expected to write primarily in your own voice, using paraphrase, summary, and synthesis techniques. Failure to do so may result in disqualification due to Academic Dishonesty.
Letters of Recommendation
Please include three letters of recommendation with your application from your principal/ counselor, teacher/coach, supervisor, or other adult who is not related to you