My DS got his AROTC app done in early Sep. But AROTC held his App for 1 month to wait for others to submit their Apps. Response was that they didn’t have enough Apps in to put my DS App to compete with others in the first board. Kids were still working on their Apps. Finally the Award took 2 Weeks on Boarded status with no change. Then 1 Week later status changes as Winner. Then showed up with your Primary College AROTC placed the Award to. If didn’t get it first board the App gets automatically rolled over until your kid wins the scholarship. The process goes on through April I believe. It is best to turn in early - Sep. If you have other kids then have them work on Apps early this year. My DS applied to NROTC in July and AFROTC at the same time in Sep. Navy and Air Force were the slowest in processing his Apps. They also held his App until early Oct to board stating that they didn’t have enough Apps in. He eventually got boarded and Won all 3 National Scholarships by November 2017. NROTC was T3, the only non STEM full scholarship. We’re grateful! It was a great month for our family. Shortly after, we received a barrage of congratulations emails from many of the schools he applied to between November and December. Oh yah you’ll know when you get your Scholarships. College ROTC Battalions and Detachments will reach out to you. And you’ll get a very handsome Certificate in a nice black case from the AROTC. Looks very sharp! It is worth the wait! Good luck to your DS and DD.