I am planning my route for transferring. Right now, I am at a community college with 21 credits that are transferable with a 3.0 gpa. I had just missed the time to apply for a 4-year Nrotc scholarship because they now have applications open for next school year 2013 and I will have over 30 credits by then. I'm planning to boost my gpa with calculus and chemistry next semester and transferring to either San Diego State or University of Southern California for my major, biomedical engineering. My main questions are what would my options be for acquiring a scholarship if I wanted to get into either of these schools? How would I be able to get a scholarship from the unit at USD, if I were to transfer to SDSU since it is a cross-town affiliate? Also I spoke to an Instructor at USC and he spoke about a sideload scholarship. What does this consist of? Lastly, how could I acquire a 2 year scholarship? Any information to help my understanding will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.