Then there is this to consider in switching from franchise to independent. My experience is that the cost structure is quite different for comps at franchise VS independent. You may also want to inquire about the pricing structure of comps. A reputable studio should be glad to discuss this with you. If I was to switch instructors again my question would not be how to resolve many students who are interested in the same scholorship, but how many of the pros students travel to comps. In my situation all of my pros comp students do local or one state away comps but do not travel to out of state larger comps. What this means to me is that my cost to do an out of state comp is expensive because I soley foot the bills for pros travel and expenses..... I would gladly share scholorship time with other students in return for sharing pros costs. Just bringing up the downside (or price) of the luxury of unlimited pros availability for scholorships.