DS told me that he heard there will be fewer high school scholarships and more given to college programmers in the future (or maybe even already now?) This may just be people talking, but thought I would start a thread to find out what others know or have heard. What he heard (which makes sense) is that the Navy has a better chance of selecting candidates that will stick with the program and succeed if the Navy waits until the students have some college and involvement in the program. There will be fewer "free" years of tuition paid to students that decide to drop letting the Navy do more with the available funds. I have heard that the % of scholarship vs college program varies a lot by school. When my DS started the 4C group consisted primarily of scholarship recipients and only 3 college programmers. Interestingly there were about 6 drops during the first year, but all 3 college programmers stayed in ROTC. One moved to Army with a scholarship, the other two received Navy scholarships.