Academy Nominations

Nominating young Delawareans to our nation’s prestigious service academies is one of Senator Coons’ most privileged responsibilities as a United States Senator. To qualify, applicants must be:

  • unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents and;
  • at least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they wish to be admitted and;
  • a resident of Delaware. You, or your parents, must claim Delaware as your primary state of residence.

If you're interested in a nomination to a service academy, please click on the link below to complete the application.

Click HERE to apply online.

You should also contact the service academies in which you are interested to request an application by clicking on the appropriate links.

If you have any questions, please contact Desirée Burritt of our Dover office by phone at 736-5601 or by email at or Elena Sassaman of our Wilmington office by telephone at (302) 573-6345 or email

We are no longer accepting nomination applications for the Class of 2023. 

The application for the Class of 2024 will be active on April 15, 2019.

Military AcademyUnited States Military Academy (West Point)

Naval AcademyUnited States Naval Academy

Naval AcademyUnited States Air Force Academy

Naval AcademyUnited States Merchant Marine Academy

Coast GuardThe United States Coast Guard Academy*
does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.