My first choice is the Naval Academy. u see im going to apply for a Navy ROTC scholarship as my back-up plan. The problem is im not a US citizen yet. The new rule fr 18 and under is that one of the parents must have be a US citizen before i can apply. So i my parents applied about a month ago, and already they went through the fingerprint step now their just waiting on their interview. after they get their citizenship i can apply for mine. the problem is the nrotc site recommends to start the application process in my second semester of my junior year. do u think if i called the offices, that they could make an exception for me? I 'll defnetly be a US citizen when I use the scholarship for college, so can they give me the scholarship, and wait when i get my citizenship? And when should i submit my online application in time for the first review board?