I am very grateful for this forum. I have read as much as I can find on AF in-college scholarships (much to my dismay). Before I break my D's hopes and dreams, I would like to know what other options she may have if she does not get the in-college scholarship for nursing. History: My D has her heart set on being an Air Force nurse...loves the idea of serving her country. Friends & family convinced her to go the AF route. She did not get the high school scholarship. She is enrolled in a nursing school and participated in the ROTC program as a non-cadet because of class schedule conflict. She loved the one ROTC 100 class and is looking forward to being an official 200 cadet. From the beginning of her freshman year, she completed all the in-college scholarship applications/requirements, the det submitted her application but told her that there are a lot of uncertainties and will update her if they hear anything. The latest guidance the det has given her is that the nursing scholarship is still up in the air and that they are hoping for a board to meet in the fall '11 for spring activiation ...or the board to meet in the spring for fall 2010 activation. After reading some of the threads here and the current condition of our economy, I'm feeling very discouraged and not sure how to approach my D. Should I be realistic and tell her the worse case scenario or should I let her continue what she is doing. Unlike her parents, she is not too concerned about the scholarship as much as getting selected for field training. If anyone can give some guidance, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!