After not receiving a national scholarship, my son was offered a 4 year Minuteman Scholarship that would pay full tuition through the Army National Guard. He had to enlist, and was told that he would then be under his School's ROTC Program come fall. He successfully made it through MEPS, and went to his reserve weekend drill in June. Everything seemed to good to be true, until we received a call last week stating that the Scholarship was now being awarded as a 3 year due to lack of funding. He is attending a pricy University, and we will have to come up with around 35k to make it through the first year. His recruiter gave him the following options due to this change ... #1. Get through the 1st year and be great full for the 3 year Scholarship. #2. Accept the scholarship, transfer to a less expensive school for the 1st year that is covered by the same ROTC Battalion and then transfer back the last 3 years to the original school to use the scholarship. #3. Accept the Minuteman Scholarship and come in and compete for the Army ROTC Scholarship through the Local Battalion...if he would be offered then the ARNG would release him to accept the ROTC Scholarship and serve in active duty after. #4. They will grant him an Administrative Discharge due to the situation, and then he could explore the same opportunity as I'm #3 as far as competing for a 3.5 /3 year Scholarship with the opportunity for active duty. Please understand that this is not ment to be a rant or complaint, as we are very proud and grateful for this opportunity...it is that I am trying to give him the best advice and I am still learning as I go. Any thoughts or points that we may be overlooking would be greatly appreciated.