Hi, all. My DS is a pretty good candidate for the scholarship. Not great (wasn't the captain of anything), but pretty good (smart as heck, very high SATs, interviews well, excellent fitness.) So, we're hopeful about the 2nd board (early February). But what if he doesn't make the cut? I ask because if DS doesn't win the scholarship, then university isn't going to be affordable and we need to get going with plan B: local community college, a job, and the Reserves. Given that a lot of winners are selected in the 3rd board, should we remain guardedly optimistic about DS's chances on the 3rd board if he doesn't make the cut on the 2nd? Or is not making the cut on the 2nd board an indication that the candidate isn't cutting the mustard? I guess it's a statistical question. What percentage of 2nd board misses go on to win the scholarship on the 3rd board? A tiny fraction? Or a lot? Happy New Year!