I'm debating on whether I should go to Virginia Tech or and in-state public college. Much of my decision depends on if I can get a scholarship while not being medically qualified. In other words, do I need to be medically qualified by the year I attend LEAD or the perspective field training (depending which branch although I plane to go AFROTC) or when I receive the scholarship. Secondly, if I don't place high enough and it comes down to me needing the commanders recommendation for me to commission, would I still be able to try for a waiver even though it would be unlikely to get? Also, if anyone has info on the SMP program or offerings by the national guard to lower tuition rates, feel free to include. Thanks.