My son just got an e-mail from the enrollment & scholarship office at his scholarship school. Key bits: The 3AD scholarship stands for Advance Designee, which means you have to maintain a 2.5 GPA, take ROTC classes, pass the Army Physical Fitness Test during your Freshmen year. Your Scholarship begins August of your Sophomore year. The number of Army ROTC scholarships have been cut in half and now most ROTC Scholarships are 3ADs. Which tells us (1) that our son received a 3-yr scholly and not a 4-yr (we have not received our letter yet so did not know that), and (2) that this will apparently be closer to the norm for this cycle, and (3) that the numbers of schollys are way down for this year. What is everyone else hearing? Should we be a little disappointed in not receiving a 4-yr award? Or should we just be extremely grateful to have received any award at all?