As the second board has begun, I couldn't help but to think negatively, but what happens if I don't receive the AROTC Scholarship? I'm confident in myself but better to have a contingency plan rather than caught off guard later on. All the schools I have listed on my schools of intent are within my parents budget. Question is though, will I still be able to participate in AROTC? What are the differences between a cadet that has a scholarship and one who doesn't? Are they treated differently by both peer cadets and commanding officers? And once in the AROTC battalion will I still have another chance to apply for scholarship?