As we all wait patiently (haha) to find out if our kids have received the scholarships and/or appointments for which they have applied I can't help but wonder about my daughter's chances of receiving an NROTC or AROTC scholarship. She has been accepted to her top three school choices outside of USNA. They are Norwich University, VMI, and Seton Hall University. She can't actually afford to attend any of these schools without the ROTC scholarship, despite the nice Presidential Scholarships both Seton Hall and Norwich have offered. So, now we wait. I find it ironic while waiting, to read on the forum about students who have been awarded a four year scholarship, but now need to be accepted to their top schools. It seems to me that we have the opposite concern. She has her schools lined up and now needs the scholarship money to attend. In reality, I wonder which is more competitive, the college application process or the ROTC scholarship process. My gut tells me that if you have the scholarship in hand, you will likely not have too much difficulty getting into the college of your choice. Her top, top choice is USNA. She has desired an USNA appointment since 5th grade. However, her SAT scores are not as competitive as she would have hoped. Her Blue and Gold officer told her that she thinks she is such a strong candidate in other areas (leadership, CFA, character), but the academy may have a couple of academic concerns; her SAT scores, and the fact that she was home educated and has not taken many AP courses. Therefore BGO is strongly recommending her for NAPS. Aside from just writing to vent a bit, I am wondering if the veterans on the forum might chime in about a couple of things. First, if dd has been accepted to a couple of military colleges like Norwich and VMI, do you think her stats might be good enough to get the ROTC scholarship? Second, how much weight does the BGO's recommendation have with the admissions review board at USNA?