I am a senior in high school, and I have applied for both the Air Force Academy and AFROTC scholarship. I received a Type 7 (which I have converted to a 3 year Type 2) scholarship that I accepted and the next step is for me to complete my DoDMERB exam. Since I applied to the USAFA, I already did my DoDMERB exam and I know that this exam can account for the AFROTC exam. However, I had received a DQ status (on the USAFA exam) for "current or history of chondromalacia." I had a knee injury a few years ago that was dubbed "chondromalacia of the patella" because that was the generic medical code given to any knee injury that wasn't a specific issue, like tearing of the ACL. I was prescribed a month of physical therapy, and ended up only going for 3 weeks because my knee had completely heeled. Since then, I have participated in 2 seasons each of varsity cross country, soccer and track without any problems from my knee. When I had a follow-up visit, my doctor changed the diagnosis to merely a "contusion of the patella" and even wrote an entire letter to DoDMERB stating that it was an incorrect diagnosis and that I have never the condition in the first place. They either ignored the letter or just would not fix my medical history or something. Maybe the academy never initiated a waiver so they did not feel the need to do anything about my status. But now that I have accepted the scholarship, it says on DoDMERB that my exam was reviewed for the AFROTC and I am still disqualified for the same non-existent condition. It also deleted from my timeline all of the additional paperwork I had sent in regarding my knee, so I am not sure what that means. I do not want to lose my scholarship for a medical issue that I have never had. It says on the DoDMERB website that for scholarship recipients, the waiver process is automatically initiated. Is the waiver acceptance process less strict or easier for the AFROTC than it is for USAFA? Do I have any chance of obtaining a waiver, and if so, what steps will I have to take? Is the doctor's letter enough, or will I need another physical?