So let's tackle it - I can hear the grumbling, like thunder before seeing lightning... hey, that's not ROTC related. But in a sense good people - allow me to explain that I think it is. Because just maybe this thread will help not just my family, but those who end up needing a plan b,c, or D who read this thread in the year(s) ahead who are pursuing but don't receive a ROTC or academy or minuteman or other military scholarship next year due to one of those unexpected Medical DQs, a freckle on their little toe that too closely resembles rhode island, or just fall short on the selection OML by 1, etc. The ROTC applicant cohort has some exceptionally strong young people - talented, and I bet a number of them got full ride offers for academics but turned them down bc of their passion to serve. so I wish to ask for responses on the board, and not just ask people to PM me so others can benefit as well. One of my DDs, a rising junior, does not have a passion to serve. But, she is as they say in Good Will Hunting "wicked smaht" - not just proud parent hype - she's got both talent and a crazy work ethic. As a sophomore, she scored in the top 1% of all Sat takers last year. They don't report rank in her class but she's top 1% in a very large class. . I think a number of you or your children were in your school just like my daughter - top 1% in grades, top SAT scores nationally, 5s on AP exams. May I ask if you're aware of schools that offer full rides based on academic (not need) performance? Are there schools that recruit exceptional academic performance like a star athlete? I'll share that outside of ROTC, I'm aware of nice scholarship offers from "The" Ohio State (that one was just for you @MidCakePa in buckeye scholarship and other, Embry Riddle Aeronautical U, and Florida Institute of Technology for example. All, May I ask if you know of other schools who have a track record of offering academic/ merit scholarships/ maybe full rides to top academic students? I'm hoping your experiences may help us find schools that recruit for a top academic mind as much as others recruit for top combine scores in football. Not sure if matters but she wants to go pre-med. Thanks!