Canisius Student Receives Prestigious ROTC Award and Scholarship

September 25, 2018


BUFFALO, NY – Canisius College Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Shane Moran, of Monroe, was awarded with the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement ROTC Award and an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) scholarship.

Awarded annually, the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement ROTC Award consists of a bronze cross and certificate, and is given to outstanding military science cadets, in their junior years, for scholastic excellence in military and academic subjects to stimulate their leadership development. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in sciences and technology.

Moran is one of only nine Army ROTC cadets across the nation to be awarded the Bronze Cross for Achievement out of 5,500 eligible cadets, and one of three Army ROTC cadets in the nation awarded the AFCEA Educational Foundation Scholarship. These awards are two of the top recognitions for ROTC cadets across the nation.

Senior physics major, Moran routinely ranks at the top of his class with a 3.95 GPA. Since joining the ROTC program freshman year, Moran has completed the air assault course, participated in a very selective internship program in the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command and traveled to Bulgaria under the Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program (CULP). Moran is also the recipient of a 3.5 year full-tuition Army ROTC Scholarship.

For more information on ROTC, contact Major Daniel J. Gross at

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.