Help! I was on this forum for a year when our son was trying to get a 4-yr scholarship last year. He did not get one. Plan B was to join the Army Reserves, do BCT this summer, start college/ROTC this fall, do AIT next summer, and do SMP beginning his sophomore year. He has been in BCT all summer, with 26 days to go (but who's counting??) The university just called and offered him a 3 Year Advanced Designee Scholarship and we have less than a week to accept or decline. We can't even ask our son unless he happens to call this weekend (we've only received 3 phone calls since he's been gone.) I was confused after speaking with the PMS. He said basically we need to accept it now and our son will have all year to decide if he really wants it. If he decides next summer that he doesn't want it, no harm, no foul. Does anyone know if this is true? He said he can actually accept it and also do SMP. The stipulation would be he would have to stay in the Reserves after graduation and be an officer there. If he doesn't do both, then he can compete for Active Duty. So if he accepts, does that just do-away with all his time in the Reserves and the GI Bill and Kicker he will be receiving for that? And would he even do AIT next summer? If anyone can shed some light on this, we'd appreciate it.