Glad I'm not the only one lol, I was wondering the same thing because I am in the middle of getting a waiver right now, but I was told you just have to pass DODMERB to accept it, not to be offered a scholarship. But, my confusion is this, my number one choice school sent me a letter saying that I was in the top 10% of rotc applicants and all that, someone on the Goarmy.com board said that they took something like 95 out of 200 applicants this round, so I have no idea what is going on.
You gentlemen are quite amazing. You keep going to the well and asking folks who don't know the accurate truth about what's going on....but anyway, here's the partial answer to your question. For ALL ROTC programs, you may be offered a scholarship IRRESPECTIVE of your DoDMERB or waiver status. The activation of the scholarship is ALWAYS contingent on final receipt of DoDMERB determination of MEETING medical standards OR the granting of a medcial waiver from the ROTC program to which you applied.
I am a MS1 at John Carroll, I was notified in oct. of my 4 year to JCU. I was notified by the battalion commander. A few weeks later I was notified by Cadet Command. My DODMERB was done in July before my senior year because I also applied to USMA.