Navy Federal Announces 2018 ROTC All-American Scholarship Winners

Today Navy Federal Credit Union announced the winners of the 2018 ROTC All-American Scholarship. The winners chosen best exemplified the pillars of the ROTC program: Leadership, Military Excellence, Scholarship and Service. The scholarship was awarded to:

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2018 ROTC All-American Team (Graphic: Business Wire)

2018 ROTC All-American Team (Graphic: Business Wire)

- Kirsten Cullinan, Notre Dame Air Force (view card)
- Brett Smith, Virginia Tech Air Force (view card)

Smith and Cullinan were two of 10 senior students evaluated by a judging panel comprised of ESPN’s Sage Steele and two Navy Federal representatives. Both will receive a $6,500 scholarship and their ROTC programs will receive a $7,500 enrichment donation, to be announced live on ESPN December 31 at the Military Bowl.

“As a graduate of Army ROTC, I understand the hard work these students do while in and out of the classroom each day,” said Matt Lawson, vice president of branch operations at Navy Federal Credit Union. “We at Navy Federal recognize their dedication to service by awarding scholarships to these students.”

The other eight seniors nominated will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. Additionally, their respective ROTC programs will receive a $2,500 donation. Navy Federal is proud to honor the future leaders of the military and their families. Congratulations to the other eight nominees:

- Hayden Pfefferkorn, University of Florida Navy (view card)
- Alexander Burrington, University of Michigan Navy (view card)
- Alec Stewart, Ohio State University Air Force (view card)
- David Carris, University of Oklahoma Navy (view card)
- Jagan Ravichandran, University of Texas Navy (view card)
- Adam Buckley, Texas A&M University Marine Corps (view card)
- Benjamin Montes De Oca, University of California Los Angeles Air Force (view card)
- Nicholas Zimmerman, University of Southern California Army (view card)

Helping its members succeed and achieve their goals is a top priority for Navy Federal. The credit union offers a variety of educational resources on personal finance to foster success for its membership at large.

About Navy Federal Credit Union: Established in 1933 with only seven members, Navy Federal now has the distinct honor of serving over 8 million members globally and is the world’s largest credit union. As a member-owned and not-for-profit organization, Navy Federal always puts the financial needs of its members first. Membership is open to all Department of Defense and Coast Guard Active Duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families. Dedicated to its mission of service, Navy Federal employs a workforce of over 18,000 and has a global network of 326 branches. For more information about Navy Federal Credit Union, visit