My DD just got notified this morning she got a falcon scholarship not an appointment to the USAFA. Here is the quandary. She has gotten a NROTC scholarship ($180,000), first girl in East Tennessee to ever receive it. What if she takes the Falcon Scholarship but not get into the AFA next year after going through the whole application process again, she will have given up the other scholarship already? This is so confusing to us right now in what is the right path. She really wanted the AFA but afraid she may be disappointed again next year and not get in again. What does getting a Falcon Scholarship really mean? Can anyone really explain the full implications and chances of getting into the USAFA next year and is it worth giving up a guaranteed military position through the NROTC?