This program should explain what it is really intended for. It is a minority/under-served/under-represented recruitment program. It flys under the radar screen by NOT stating this--and you get kids who are not within this demographic who cannot understand why they did not get into the STEM program--perhaps driving these potential young leaders AWAY from the USNA because they are sent messaging that because they cannot get into this program--what would be the liklihood of GETTING IN to the USNA! Your program may be turning kids off rather than on. If it was about merit--why would there be a drop-down box to capture race/ethnicity. Perhaps the approach to the academy application process as well as STEM would be ELIMINATE any requirement for documentation of race/ethnicity--and let these young leaders rise to the top to lead after graduation from the academies.