My, I was not expecting this until the end of the summer. My DS received an email notification from his NROTC program today that he was awarded a 2year marine option sideload scholarship. From looking at the list, they were all given for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. One of the others in his group who applied is a freshman and did not get one this year. The 4 advanced standing awards were all given to FY 2016 students. I am so proud of him and happy for him. But I am sad also because he's my only child and I don't want him to go.