Leuschen receives top award

BeKa Leuschen

BeKa Leuschen recently received the National Science Foundation – Graduate Student Fellowship (NSF-GRFP).

The NSF-GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Leuschen is a Ph.D. student at Purdue University.

“The Choctaw Nation, Higher Education Program, and Cultural Services Department have been instrumental in my pursuit of my Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology at Purdue University. I wanted to take a moment to personally share this great news with you, as securing a future for Indigenous STEM research is one of my greatest motivations,” said Leuschen.