Hi - my son is very interested in both Army and Air Force - his career goal is Mechanical Engineering. He is a rising senior and will begin completing the scholarship application online next week. He has a 28 ACT (34 Math), 3.8 GPA, Eagle Scout, track team athlete, Mission work trips, and is Section Leader of his Marching Band. We are working on trying to get his ACT up to 30 the next time he takes it. A couple of questions: 1) The perception I have is that Air Force ROTC scholarships are more difficult to get if for no other reason than there are fewer spots. Is that accurate? 2) It seems like all Army ROTC scholarships are full, but it seems like more than 50% of the Air Force scholarships are not full scholarships. Is that right? 3) Based on his scores, etc, I believe his best chance to possibly qualify for a scholarship (recognizing that nothing is guaranteed) is the Army scholarship. Would you agree with that? When we met with an Air Force ROTC officer, he seemed like they are mostly selecting from valedictorians who are also football captain, etc. 4) We are from Missouri - he will list Mizzou as one choice. For the rest of his choices, is he better off selecting schools close to Missouri or does that really matter? In other words, is there a strategy involved in which schools to select? (We are not looking at ones which academically are out of reach). We are looking at Oklahoma State, Alabama, and others and recognize a "safety school" or two may be needed. Thank you for your help.