I am VERY familiar w/ the rigors of getting into West Point --so--I am very sad to learn that Ben Carson lied about his history w/ West Point--
as to "scholarships" >>> My personal take>>>
I homeschooled because I knew - as a former public school teacher- that the system was deteriorating - 30+ years ago-- and the vision was that my homeschooler would be accepted at one of the military academies --my homeschooler was accepted at USMA and AFA!!
Today- with all of the liberal 'changes' at the academies --I am not sure I would choose them a s goal --
As to West Point offering "scholarships"-after an initial fee for uniforms etc-($3000) in 2002--all else is paid for with the understanding that the Cadet would serve as an officer for a specified number of years--
and- if one is truly pro life- one does not support a pro death candidate!
He endorsed a Pro Death (Choice anyone!!) Candidate doubles his down side for me-