This waiting is getting to me. Considering every alternative and various scenarios. What if son doesnt get an AROTC scholarship? Aside from the obvious financial implications, if son goes to college and participates with an eye towards the three years scholarship, or even if he cant get that one for whatever reason, will he be a "second class citizen" in his ROTC unit? Will not having received a scholarship hinder his career in the Army should he decide to pursue same or are all officers considered equal after commisioning? I assume he would be unable to attend some of the summer training opportunities the contracted cadets would be eligible for during college (ie airborne, air assault school, etc). Would they be available to him after commisioning?