Applicant must have been a resident of the state of Delaware for three or more consecutive years prior to the date of application.
If the applicant's parent is a member of the armed forces, the parent must have been a resident of Delaware at the time of death or declaration of missing in action or prisoner of war status.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
Applicant must be the child of one of the following:
member of the armed forces whose cause of death was service-related;
member of the armed forces who is being held or was held as a prisoner of war;
member of the armed forces who is officially declared missing in action;
state police officer whose cause of death was service-related; or
state employee of the Department of Transportation routinely employed in job-related activities upon the state highway system whose cause of death was job-related.