In early October DS, a 2nd Classman at VMI, was offered a 2-year AROTC STEM Scholarship. His mom and I were somewhat stunned by the news as we were told by the the MS folks last spring that he failed to apply for a campus-based scholarship. DS has always wanted to contract, but it took a stern lecture from his mom about the expense of VMI, and the debt he was about to incur, to get him motivated to pursue the scholarship. A bonus for us is that we were told that as long as he passes his physical and is contracted before December 10th, we'll be getting a refund on the fall tuition. Is it unusual to apply for and receive a campus-based scholarship in the same semester? I couldn't find anyone similar situation in a search of this forum.