Hello everyone, to start off, I'll say a little about myself. I'm a junior in high school. Currently trying to enlist into the VA Army National Guard as Infantry. Assuming I get in, I'm having a few problems but everything should clear up, I will do split training. So I will go to Amy BCT this summer and AIT next summer. My first question is eligibility. Will being in the Guard DQ me from ROTC scholarships from branches other than the Army, as well will it help out my application. Does anyone possibly know how much pull that'll have for a scholarship for any branch having gone through Army BCT in high school, if any? Another question is if I am fortunate enough to win a Scholarship from any of the branches of the armed services, will I be required to go to AIT the summer after I graduate high school right before I report to whatever Institution or University I am accepted into. My plans for college are to go to VMI but I will also be applying to USMA, possibly USNA as well. My main intention is to go officer route primarily looking at the Army, however I will be applying for both NROTC Scholarships if time permits this fall. I do want to major in IS/PS, however I know that doesn't flow well with NROTC for Naval Option. So I was wondering if I'd be able to put on scholarship applications different intended majors. Clarifying, put a STEM major for NROTC application while IS/PS for the AROTC/NROTC-MO and simply choose to major in whichever branch selects me (if I am that fortunate). I don't know how this works with applying to colleges with saying two different majors for applications, so I would love some clarification and guidance. Lastly I have questions about branching with different services. Infantry is the main branch I want to go into, yet I was wondering what the path is if any for EOD with officer route with Army and how competitive is Aviation coming out of a SMC. With Navy, I was wondering if anyone knew how hard it is to get an Aviation or EOD slot upon commissioning. And once again that'd most likely be through VMI. And my last question is with NROTC-MO, does anyone know by chance VMI's rate of passing with Marine OCS and/or how often VMI Marine grads get one of their top choices for MOS. Thank you very much for your time and patience. Sorry for the bombardment of questions. Have a nice day!