Let me start by saying my goal is ultimately to attend a service academy. But if I can't attend a service academy, I would still like to be an officer(and I intend to become one even if I don't get into a service academy), but I would really, really like to go to a service academy. I intend on applying to get into a service academy until I get in or until I become ineligible to apply. I'm currently a junior in a high school, and at many schools in my state I am already guaranteed full tuition for my test scores and GPA. But what I am not guaranteed is room/board and all the other expenses that come with college, which is why I am considering applying for an ROTC scholarship. But I have several questions about ROTC scholarships: 1. If I accept a 4 year ROTC scholarship but then I get accepted into a service academy after my freshman year of college, will I be able to go to the service academy since I have accepted the ROTC scholarship? Or will I be locked up in ROTC? 2. If I am allowed to go to the service academy in the situation above, do I need a waiver or anything to do so? 3. If I get an ROTC scholarship in say Army ROTC but then I get accepted into the Naval Academy, will I be allowed to go to the Naval Academy? 4. If I accept an ROTC scholarship and then go to a service academy(if this is possible) do my service commitments from the ROTC scholarship and the service academy add together or do I simply take the service commitment from one or the other(I'm not sure I'm very comfortable with having a 16 year service commitment....)? 5. If I accept an ROTC scholarship and then I go to a service academy(assuming this is possible) do I have to pay the ROTC unit back for the money they gave me in the scholarship?