I am thrilled to find this board! Our son has worked hard the past 4 years of high school, 4.0 GPA with AP classes, and has always wanted to serve in the Navy. We received word, through the NROTC website, that he was not awarded the scholarship. Does anyone know how the side load scholarships work? He has been accepted in the college of engineering at our state school, which has an NROTC program. Any help would be greatly appreciated! We were all very disappointed when we heard that he had been declined but we are viewing this as an opportunity to teach perseverance!