How a $400,000 scholarship can change a student’s life; ‘Academy Night’

Cadets of the Air Force Academy Class of 2003 celebrate at graduation ceremonies on May 28, 2003, as the Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead | Photo by Danny Myers, U.S. Air Force, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH — College scholarships valued at $400,000 are available, along with a number of other benefits, to talented young men and young women in Southern Utah from the United States military academies in exchange for a six-year service obligation upon graduation. To learn more about these opportunities, the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in Washington County is hosting “Academy Night” Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Dixie High School, 350 E. 700 South, Room 100, in St. George.


Those successful young men and women applicants may attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. or the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Annapolis, West Point and the Air Force Academy are ranked among the Top 10 colleges in America every year by “U.S. News & World Report.”

To earn one of the valuable and rewarding scholarships, a Utah candidate must qualify academically with excellent high school grades and high SAT or ACT scores, must pass a physical, take a physical fitness test and be nominated by a Utah congressman from Utah.  Because of the small number of candidates from Southern Utah, young men and women from the area have an advantage in gaining a nomination congressman’s nomination plus they have an advantage in the overall process.

Juniors and seniors can begin the application process now by going to the website for the academy they are interested in attending.  Seniors can complete the process online and juniors can apply for the summer session offered before their senior year of high school.

Academy Night in St. George

To learn how to earn one of these rewarding scholarships, come to the Academy Night at Dixie High School on Thursday, August 25.

In addition to graduates from the academies, all three congressional offices will have a representative at the Aug. 25 “Academy Night” to answer questions and explain the process.

For more information about this program please contact: Tim Martin, telephone 435-862-2902, email [email protected]; or Col. Glenn Whicker with the Washington County School District at Dixie High School, telephone 435-862-0132, email: [email protected]

Event details

  • What: “Academy Night” hosted by the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • When: Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie High School, 350 E. 700 South, Room 100, St. George

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