would being a naturalized citizen or first generation US citizen potentially be a disadvantage in applying to a SA? My parents should be able to obtain their statuses as us citizens by the end of this year; therefore, i would become a US citizen. i was born a year too early in Taiwan- where both of my parents are from. I have been living in the US for 15 years and gone through public schooling since 5K. I am currently 16 and a rising junior beyond academics, leadership, and extracurricular activities, am I simply dreaming too hard? Does USNA leave a few slots for qualified minority individuals without nominations like AFA does?