Army ROTC cadets win scholarships as future pilots

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadets Shane Hopkins and Samantha McNicholas were the only two regional winners selected recently for scholarship awards from the Order of Daedalians Cascade Flight #22 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in western Washington.

Founded in 1968, the nonprofit Daedalian Foundation encourages young men and women to become military pilots by providing scholarships to students pursuing careers as military aviators.

Hopkins and McNicholas were selected based upon their academic, athletic, service, leadership and ROTC achievements. Both will graduate in May and attend the U.S. Army Aviation Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala.

For more information about ROTC at WSU, contact Garry Nestler at 509-335-7394 or visit