My freshman son called. Told me that there are two 4 year scholarship cadets and a few 3 year ADs for the entire battalion (freshmen). From his school (host campus), he is the only 4 year scholarship cadet (and a couple of 3 year ADs). I know for a fact that there were a few more scholarship winners who failed to gain admission to the school (this school's acceptance rate dipped for this year's incoming freshmen class meaningfully - so....). In a normal year, I would think the unused scholarships would have been allocated for May/June scholarship transfers and on campus grants. This school provides free room and board for scholarship winners - so this is a very attractive deal, and I highly doubt that there was no scholarship transfer request to this school. Furthermore, if I remember correctly, the PMS, when my son visited him, told him that he had a budget to give out a couple of 4 year scholarship on campus. If there was indeed a moratorium against any "backfill" of unused scholarships or campus scholarships, this puts this whole thing in a pretty stark context, and does not bode well for the coming year especially for those who are applying to private schools. I wonder, if the moratorium would be more rigorously enforced for very expensive private schools like my son's. Meanwhile, 60 freshmen showed up for the ROTC program. They did not even have enough uniforms to go around. They gave them to the scholarship cadets first and then the are going to run lottery for the rest. My two cents for this years scholarship applicants: leave nothing to chance. Cross ALL the T's and dot ALL the I's. If it's not too late,turn in the application as soon as possible so that you can get evaluated from the first board on. Visit the PMSs of the schools you are listing if you can. At the minimum, have a phone conference. Communicate, communicate, and communicate. Good luck.