Not Receiving a Nomination

<p>What are some of the big reasons that congressman or senators will not give a student a nomination? (i.e. grades, class rank, etc.)</p>

<p>The biggest reason one doesn't get a nomination is the congressman has too many applications. Even if many of them are very good, he/she just doesn't have the slots. They can usually recommend only 10 kids (some years 20), as you know.</p>