CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Getting accepted into a US Military Academy is tough.
You might say it takes an act of Congress…kind of.
To be considered for admission to West Point, the Air Force, Naval and Merchant Marine academies one must have the recommendation of a member of Congress.
Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has nominated 50 young South Carolinians to the military academies class of 2020.
Twenty of the students were from the Lowcountry and a few were home schooled.
Sen. Scott says he was impressed with the list of applicants from the Palmetto state.
"Being able to nominate South Carolinians for admission to U.S. Military academies is one of the best parts of my job. Each year, I am humbled by the number of applications I get from young people who are willing to make the commitment to serve their country in this capacity," said Sen. Scott. "With such a great pool to choose from, I am confident that these young people will be a positive reflection on our state and will become great leaders in our military."
Listed below are Senator Scott's nominees from the Lowcountry.
To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by a Member of Congress or other authorized nominating source.