My wife and I were both direct commission, so ROTC is new to us. Our son is applying for the AROTC scholarship and has two schools of choice. What I don't understand is how the school is part of the equation of whether or not he gets chosen. I thought the scholarship was a national scholarship that was awarded by a central board, and that the scholarship could be transferred to a different school during the 4 year process. What role does the school play in the initial award of the scholarship? Who actually awards and funds the scholarship? He will probably be going to his primary choice even if he doesn't get the scholarship and still doing ROTC. We have talked to the PMS at that school and he wasn't very knowledgable about the scholarship program. I guess my biggest question is how can he be awarded a scholarship at one school but not another if both schools have ROTC? It almost seems like its the school making the decision.