E’town native wins scholarship | Neighbors

E’town native wins scholarship

Eastern Kentucky University student Bradley Lackey, studying biomedical sciences at Elizabethtown, learned that he was the recipient of the JoAnne J. Trow Fellowship from the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.

“I was in shock when I heard the news,” he said in a statement. “It was a humbling feeling to be chosen for this nationally recognized scholarship.”

Lackey received the highest scholarship amount offered: $6,000. This level of funding is only awarded to five students across the country. This is the third year in a row that an EKU student has been recognized as a scholarship holder. The Trow Scholarship was established in 1988 in honor of a former National President. Lackey will use the funds to continue his quest to become a Certified Physician Assistant.

“This award will help me financially throughout my academic journey so that I can one day give back like others have given to me,” he said.

Lackey served last school year as one of two EKU student interns for ALD’s internship program. He was the organization’s first diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging intern.

“I got involved with Alpha Lambda Delta because I wanted to build professional relationships, get more involved on campus, and grow as a scholar,” he said. “The best part is that my experience with Alpha Lambda Delta turned out to be so much more than I ever imagined. It’s breathtaking to see how a simple email invitation turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Additionally, Lackey serves as a Tutor and Mentor for the Student Success Center, a Peer Ambassador for the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Global Engagement, and is involved with the Dr. Rodney T. Gross Scholars Program.

Lackey mentions Martin as having a positive impact on his college experience.

ALD celebrates academic success in the first year of college. Students who score a 3.5 or higher in their first academic semester or year are eligible for membership.

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