My son was fortunate enough to receive an AROTC scholarship to his #1 school choice, but just found out today his application has been deferred to the RD period. I understand that there is only a 10% likelihood of his being admitted at this point. His scholarship was awarded to one other school, at which his chances of admission are much higher but the school is not high on his list. He must respond by the 19th. He would like to be able to transfer the scholarship to another school. My question is will the scholarship be more easily transferable to another school on his list if he checks #1 and does not get in, as opposed to accepting the safer bet where he will most likely be admitted. Or, by checking #1 at this point, does he put himself in serious jeopardy of losing the scholarship altogether? In other words, is the case for transference stronger for someone who did not get in to their school of intent or does it not make a difference? Any help on this dilemma would be greatly appreciated!