I have been awarded the full ride academic scholarship to attend The Citadel. I must either accept or deny this scholarship offer by January 10, 2014. However, I would rather go to USNA or USCGA. I have a 3Q + Nom for USNA and have been waitlisted for USCGA. Given that I will not know on the official acceptance for either USNA or USCGA for several months, should I accept the full scholarship offer from The Citadel now and then decline it later if I am accepted to USNA or USCGA? Is this not a good thing to do in the eyes of the Citadel Scholarship board? I want to make sure that I have a "bird" in hand. If I should accept it, should I denote in my letter to them that "I may decline this offer at a later date if I am accepted to a SA"? Any advice would be very much appreciated.