If a person is awarded and accepts the Ike Skelton scholarship would that limit their ability to compete for active duty. I have read/heard that getting assigned the GRFD control number will flag you and limit or restrict the ability to go active duty. However, the scholarship states that you can request to compete for active duty after the completion of your 4 year degree program. Would that request to compete for active duty be realistic? Or, once you take the scholarship and are assigned the GRFD control then, odds are they are not going to release you for active duty? Our child has been offered this scholarship but would like the chance to compete for active duty down the road. We all know that active duty slots are harder and harder to get with cutbacks and down sizing. We are trying to reach the best conclusion even if it cost more money up front but gives them the chance to at least stand a shot at active duty. Thanks for any help or guidance.