DFCS Prior scholarships awarded
ANN LINDBERGH and I’m from Lewisburg, West Virginia. I am the granddaughter of Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Charles A. Lindbergh and am honored to have been selected for this scholarship. In high school I was a platoon leader in the marching band, and was the historian of the Go Global Interact service club. I was also part of my school’s Lemelson-MIT Inventeam, and received a scholarship through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth to study Russian in Kirov for six weeks. In the fall, I’ll be attending North Carolina State University to study engineering and Russian while also pursuing my interests in writing, painting, and music.
NICHOLAS VAN SLOOTEN
NICHOLAS VAN SLOOTEN is a business enthusiast who believes that businesses can solve many social and environmental problems in the modern world. He is passionate about enabling others to overcome challenges and develop their talents. A sophomore at Brigham Young University, Nicholas is pursuing a dual major in Chinese and Economics. Before college, Nicholas spent two years volunteering on a church mission in Taiwan. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and playing the violin.
BROOKE WORLEY and I am the proud granddaughter of Major Len E. Glass, a retired US Army Service Member who was a two-time recipient of The Distinguished Flying Cross Medal. I was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. My family of four includes my parents — Craig and Beth Worley — and my older brother — Brendan. I have a passion for dance, which I did competitively for 10 years. It has taught me the true meaning of hard work and dedication — something that I know will greatly benefit me as I continue my studies in college. I was Valedictorian and a member of the track and pom team, and I graduated from Stillwater High School with honors as well. I am ecstatic to continue my academic career at the University of Mississippi in the fall, where I plan on majoring in Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Med and minoring in Spanish.
NICHOLAS WESTERLUND comes from Aldie, Virginia and graduated from John Champe High School. At John Champe, Nicholas was on the high school Lacrosse, Wrestling, and Debate teams as well as the Model UN team where he was one of the top competitors in the region. At George Mason University, Nicholas is pursuing a major in Computer Science. He is the grandson of Distinguished Flying Cross recipient, Harvey F. Crouch of Corpus Christi, TX and the son of Chryssa Crouch Westerlund and Frederick Westerlund II. of Aldie, Virginia.
HANNAH LUKOW is the daughter of COL (R) Ronald G Lukow and Catherine Lukow. She moved around
with the US Army for seventeen years starting at Fort Irwin, California and ending in Washington DC.
During that time, her father was deployed three times in the first ten years of her life; twice to Iraq and
once to Afghanistan.
To fill her time, Hannah started Girl Scouts twelve years ago in Kindergarten. This year she earned her
Girl Scout Gold Award by completing an 80-hour project of redesigning the animal care room at a special
needs school. Hannah was also active in National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society,
Science Olympiad, and Varsity Volleyball.
Hannah is a 2019 graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School (located in Burke, Virginia) where she
graduated in the top 5% of her class. Hannah will be attending University of Richmond in the fall where
she plans on majoring in Biology (Pre-Health) and becoming an Army Physician.