I have been selected to interview for a ROTC scholarship. USMA is still my first choice, but I am thinking about a civilian military academy (VMI, Citadel) as a backup...maybe even with the possibility of reapplying to WP. Do I need to interview for the scholarship with VMI and/or the Citadel or can I interview at a university close to my home in North Carolina? When should I apply to the Citadel and/or VMI? Any advice would be helpful.