I have followed this forum over the past 1 1/2 years, and it has been tremendously valuable for us and our DS as he has navigated his way through the USNA and NROTC process, but this is my first post. Usually I can get answers and advice by reading other posts, but I have some specific questions relating to my DS's NROTC scholarship application. I would be grateful for any guidance. I'm a little cautious about posting specific identifying info, but I'll try to provide as much info as I can. Here are his stats: GPA: > 4.0 SAT: Almost perfect score Classes: Numerous AP's completed through junior year; A's in all; taking several more AP's this year, plus math course at a local university (A's in all so far) Athletics: all 4 years (spring and fall), 3 years varsity, captain of his team this year Other: Elected Vice President of his school; extremely involved in music (leadership role in school band); summer job as a sailing instructor Applied for a Tier I major in his scholarship app Teacher recs: same math rec. for both NROTC and USNA; used different teacher for the second NROTC rec., but rec. was stellar Interview: Recruiter said that his BGO interviewer could also cover interview requirement for NROTC; did not see write-up, but the interview went great DS received an LOA from the USNA in October, and an offer of appointment in November. He submitted his NROTC scholarship application in September. His status page has reflected that all required materials have been submitted and "No decision has been made on your application" since October. DS has been accepted early action to one of the top universities in the country. Although he absolutely loves the Naval Academy (he did NASS and throughly enjoyed it), he has decided that he would rather do NROTC at the university he was accepted to. The problem is that he still has not heard anything from NROTC. He has clearly been passed over by the Board, since many posters on this forum who submitted their applications after DS have received scholarships. I completely understand how competitive NROTC is, and realize that an appointment to USNA does not mean that he should automoatically get a scholarship. But his credentials are truly top-notch, and I am concerned that there might be some technical glitch or other adminstrative error with his scholarship application. Is there anything we should be doing, or do we just have to continue waiting and hope for the best? I realize that denial of the scholarship is not the end of the road and that he can enter NROTC through the college program, but with budget cuts on the horizon, it would be nice to have the certainty of a scholarship before he starts school.