Long time reader of these forums but this is my first post. Our family has no military experience and have used this forum extensively over the past year and a half. Our son was unsuccessful in his application to USNA and USMA, he was QNS at USMA. Plan B is a SMC where he will also be a varsity athlete. My question (s): What are the chances of earning a 2 or 3 year ROTC Scholarship at a SMC is it more difficult than at a regular university? His goal since middle school has been to serve as an officer in the Marine Corps. After reading these forums I have become concerned that reaching his goal is more difficult than we thought due to draw downs. His personal info: 3.5 GPA on honors curriculum - Eagle Scout - 5 time letterman in two varsity sports - team captain - President of Venture Crew Thank you for your help.