My son and I have been discussing whether he needs to apply for an NROTC scholarship. His top choice for college is the USNA. He will not apply to the other service academies, although he will apply to other colleges. What are the consequences of not applying for the NROTC scholarship as a backup plan to the USNA application (aside from not receiving the scholarship)? For example, will the MOC nomination board ask him about applying (or not applying) for the NROTC scholarship? Does the USNA admissions committee know whether an applicant applies or does not apply for the NROTC scholarship? Thanks for any replies.