I REALLY don't want to be a downer or discourage anyone here, but I want to encourage all of you who are waiting to hear on ROTC scholarships to apply for every other non-military scholarship out there. The funding is diminishing AND more people are staying in these programs. The result is fewer scholarships being awarded. We learned this the hard way last year when DS was hoping for an appointment to USNA. NROTC was plan B. He was an outstanding candidate, but was dropped by both...in APRIL! By then it was too late to apply for the "normal" scholarships. So here he was at the top of his class and "all that" with basically nothing for college. He ended up going to a university near here that awarded him about $4000 just based on his academics. Hated the thought of going there, but we had no alternative. He joined NROTC and after looking at his records,the first question asked of him was "Why aren't you on scholarship?" He's worked his tail off first semester...had a billet within the first two weeks of school, served on a disciplinary review board, top PT award, etc. AND a 4.0 student at the end of the first semester. Again, a scholarship was supposed to be on the way and we wait. Last report AGAIN is that the funding is very low and he may not get it...again! On the plus side, he loves it and I never thought I'd see that after the disappointment of not getting in to USNA last year. So please...don't put all of your eggs in the Navy basket if you are serious about college. It's slim pickin's!