Just joined the thread because I have a few burning questions. Short story first so hopefully my questions make more sense: I have been planning on going into a career in Linguistics as a translator in the CIA. Earlier this summer I was contacted by my local Marine SSgt, about Marine opportunities. About two weeks later I got to meet with them, and they told me about this scholarship. I thought it was pretty interesting, but I think my chances are extremely slim in actually getting it. I filled out the application early, but by Oct. 1st I knew I wouldn't be ready for the physical part of the evaluation. I'm pretty fit, but my body was't ready for that kind of intense training just yet. My Recruiter said that it was fine, and that I could just submit my application at the regular deadline. I have other applications I'm filling out, so I was somewhat relieved. However earlier this week I was called by the person who apparently evaluates the applications in my area, and asked if I was still interested in the scholarship. I told him that the only thing really holding me back was the physical part, but he told me to go ahead and submit the application, and he scheduled an interview for the end of this week. Does anyone have something like this happen? I have a few activities that I was/am involved in, but wouldn'the fit in the activities section of the application except for Girls State. Also, I'm looking at Tier 3 - so even less of a chance of being accepted. I apologize this is so long this has been biting at me for a while.