Hi.. I haven't been here for a few months, but I received a very serious phone call from my son today who is at a University (Freshman) with the scholarship. Since 5th grade he has talked about becoming a Marine. Early in high school he said he was going to enlist when he got out. My husband and I talked him into applying for the scholarship, getting his schooling done while going through the NROTC program. He agreed, got the scholarship, then today, hit me with... "this is not what I want mom. This is not how I want to be a Marine. I want to enlist." He is not home sick (only a couple of hours away), has a great roommate and made many new friends. He said it's not the studying and school work being too hard... it's he is just not happy. This is not the route he wanted to take and he was so afraid to tell me because he knew that is what I wanted. Anyway, I know he is going to follow his heart and do what he wants to do. Anyone else ever been in this situation? What happens next? I know he loses his scholarship but does this count against him in any way? He is still going to enlist in the Marines. I would think he needs to finish this semester if I can talk him into it before making any changes in his life. What about room and board for the year? If he quits school to enlist, do I still pay for the year room and board? Who should he speak with about giving up his scholarship at the University? There are so many questions. Any input, thoughts, experiences with this type of thing with your child or someone you know, please let me know. I am so frazzled right now. I hope and pray he is not making a big mistake. Thanks for listening.