I had received a full 4 year AROTC scholarship to my local university to start as a freshman August 2009. I recieved it in the first round of selections. I then later recieved my LOA, my MOC nomination, and finally my appointment to the USMA class of 2013. I accepted my appointment to USMA but had to decline it for personal reasons (nothing medical or physical or anything that would DQ me) 2 weeks before R-day. The problem is I had already declined my ROTC scholarship in May. I have been in contact with cadet command and the PMS at the university where I was to go. I am trying to see if the original scholarship can be re-awarded and also have enquired about the other funding I have heard about for candidates to USMA but that dont attend. I heard there was separate funds for them to recieve ROTC scholarships. It appears that I can apply for the 4 year scholarship again online same as before but it would be for the freshman class of 2014. From what I have determined, that would mean that I cannot attand any college prior to that because to recieve the 4-year scholarship you must have FOUR years remaining recieving the scholarship until graduation. I have been told I am almost SURE to be awarded the 4-year again but I really hate to have to put off taking college classes for an entire year. The other alternative is to apply for a 3-year AROTC scholarship but I cannot find any way to select that option online and it appears there may be far less opportunity to be awarded the 3 year scholarship. Is there ANY way one can apply for the 4-year now to start in the fall of 2010 but attend college at my own cost until then...then when the 4-year is awarded to have it still apply for my remaining 3 years of college or a way to "transfer" it to a 3-year scholarship? Or, is there a way that I can apply for a 3-year scholarship NOW. I also really need to know the chances for recieving 3-year scholarships versus the 4-year. Direct contact with cadet command is very tough...I have had a bit of communication with them but am still waiting to hear back from them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I HAD the full 4-year ROTC and USMA appointment and now I have nothing and am desparate to find out my options and the best route to getting another ROTC scholarship. Please help!