Nomination Letter Request Format

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  1. pinkstarchica

    pinkstarchica New Member

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    This is a simple question that I have googled but am still unsure...what is an appropriate letter format (handwritten)?
     
  2. Frankie

    Frankie Member

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    Don't handwrite it. Type it.
     
  3. dlee96

    dlee96 Member

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    Also, double space and use a standard font, helps the secretaries read faster as they have to get through a plethora of letters everyday
     
  4. SimpleMan

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    Are you asking how to request a nom from an MOC? There's no letter involved. You just fill out an aplication similar to a college app (basic info, couple of essays, send in your scores and transcripts, recommendations, get called for an interview (hopefully)). Go to the websites for your Senators and Congressman/woman and request the package or apply on-line or download the PDFs and send in. you'll also see the due dates (most are in the Fall).

    If I misunderstood your question and you're asking about something else... my points above still apply re: nom. Good luck.
     
  5. Vista123

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    Each MOC was different for DS. One you request a packet online, one you request a packet via a written letter, one the entire process online. My son was advised (by family of 2016 applicant) to follow their policies but to also snail-mail to all three 1.) asking for an application/confirming that they are starting an application 2.) asking to be included in any invites for academy events.

    If you google around online you will find a template on how to write a formal letter to an MOC. Be sure to include appropriate format, title, address, signature line.

    For now on (IMHO)every single thing written is:
    1. written by the candidate themselves-not ever by the parent
    2. formatted formally
    3. quadruple checked for spelling and grammatical errors.
    3. assumed that every email, mail, fax etc will be looked at by an admission board of some sort or another.
     
  6. SimpleMan

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    Good point, Vista. I should also mention that candidates should make every attempt to go to their MOCs info sessions (usually offered in the area). It was a good chance to meet the MOC's nomination coordinator(s), and even the MOC themself in some cases, and ask some pertinent questions.
     

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