U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis and John Shimkus will host an Academy Night Monday, April 28, in Godfrey.
The event in Godfrey will be held at 7 p.m. at The Commons Room at Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road.
“Each year we have the honor of nominating well-qualified, accomplished young men and women to our nation’s service academies,” the congressmen said in a press release from Davis’ office. “So we encourage any area student interested in applying to a service academy to attend an Academy Night event to learn more about the nomination process and speak directly to representatives from each of the service academies.”
Academy Nights give students an opportunity to receive more information about the congressional nomination process and hear directly from representatives from each of the five Federal Service Academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Service academies offer fully funded four-year scholarships to U.S. citizens who qualify by age and academics, who demonstrate desirable leadership qualities and who have the wherewithal to strive for excellence in all their endeavors. A four-year education at one of the service academies has an estimated value of more than $300,000.
Both events are open to all junior high and high school students, parents, school administrators and guidance counselors.
For information or to RSVP for either event, contact Jennifer White at Jen.White@mail.house.gov.
If you are unable to attend but would like to receive more information on the academy process, contact Davis’ office at 217-403-4690 or Shimkus’ office at 618-288-7190.