Military Service

  • Joining the military enables you to serve your country, earn a salary right away, earn your college degree while in the service, or have the government pay for a large part of your college expenses after you leave the service. 


Military Academies

  • Many young men and women wish to attend one of the service academies to serve their country as a military officer.  The screening process is a rigorous one and begins early.  Some senators have a November 1st deadline.  If you are interested, you need to see your counselor in the spring of your junior year to begin the necessary testing and paperwork. The following addresses are provided for your information:

Selective Service Registration

  • - All males must register within 30 days of their 18th birthday.  Those who do not register will not be eligible for financial aid.        

R.O.T.C. Scholarships

  • R.O.T.C. scholarships pay young men and women to go to college before they serve four to six years in the military service.  Standards for acceptance are very high and the process of testing and applying must begin early. To receive information about R.O.T.C. opportunities, call: Army 1-800-U.S.A.-R.O.T.C., Navy: 1-800-U.S.A.- N.A.V.Y., or Air Force: 1-800-552-0033.

  • Army
    Director of Admissions
    United States Military Academy
    Building 606
    West Point, New York 10996

    Candidate Guidance Office
    United States Naval Academy
    117 Decatur Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5017
    (410) 293-1858

    Air Force
    Director of Admissions
    2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300
    USAF Academy, Colorado 80840

  • Coast Guard
    Director of Admissions
    United States Coast Guard Academy
    31 Mohegan Avenue
    New London, Connecticut 06320-8103

    Merchant Marines
    Director of Admissions
    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    300 Steamboat Rd
    Kings Point, New York 11024-1699
    1-866-546-4778 or (516) 726-5800