I received an email from DS who is a 4-year AROTC scholarship recepient (contracted this past August). Unfortunately we have not completed the scholarship contract on DS, and three of his peers, because of the budget problems. The scholarship is awarded and will be honored. I am just waiting for permission to complete the contracting process. Since the contract obligates Government money I can’t process it until there is a budget. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, I assure you I have the files prepped and will be all over it as soon as possible This sounded absolutely rediculous to me, so I called 3rd Brigade to verify... Unfortunately, the above information is correct for scholarship receipents for graduating years post-2015. I was told that until they have a Federal Budget, there will be no funds paid (stipend, tuition/fees, books, etc.). Now mind you, there has been no Federal Budget for 3 years (only spending allocations) and there is no budget negotations expected until January. I am also contacting my local congresscritter(s) for help.