My DD just joined the NROTC unit at University of Washington. I had a chance to speak with the XO and scholarship process is changing this year. He said the Navy is decreasing(not all) the number of 4 scholarships and increasing the 2 and 3 year scholarships. The Navy wants to see the kids prove themselves worthy of a scholarship after a year or two as a college program midshipman. The CO said there were about 13000 applications last year and 900 scholarships awarded(700 accepted). My DD had her package in for the first board, but wasn't awarded a scholarship until March. Every board is now critical so I recommend getting your DS/DD package in ASAP. Have a plan B and C. Her midshipman class has 9 female and 4 male so its good for the females right now.