My DD applied for the ROTC scholarship but was not awarded the scholarship. She has plans to go to a small private school on the east coast in the fall and it is fairly expensive. She is getting a merit scholarship from the school but it only covers about 1/2 of the cost. She is planning to join the Army reserves now. It has been a stressful time trying to find a way for everything to work out for her and we are really needing some feedback. She is getting TA from the reserves and a portion of the GI bill but it is not enough to cover the cost of the school. She is considering also joining the ROTC once she gets to the school. I am concerned with classes, ROTC, reserves and soccer (she has a position on school's soccer team) that it is just too much of a commitment and she won't be able to do all of it. She definitely wants to go AD and pursue being an officer so she/we are trying to figure out the best way. Oh, it would have been so much simpler if she had gotten the ROTC scholarship but that ship has sailed so to speak. She is a smart kid, above average SAT, AP and honors classes, lettered 4 years in varsity soccer and captain of her soccer teams. She doesn't want to do the minute man scholarship as she wants the opportunity for active duty. Any one have any thoughts or advice on all of this? She has to finalize her decisions and time is ticking down now.