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Leah Hardy Awarded the Prestigious APA Minority Fellowship
School psychology graduate student Leah Hardy has been awarded the prestigious APA Minority Fellowship. Hardy is the second BYU student to receive the award and one of only a handful of students across the country each year to receive the fellowship.
The fellowship offers financial support for a year, a yearlong APA membership, and training and network opportunities. Hardy is being funded specifically by the STAY Fellowship, which will prepare her to provide substance abuse and mental health services to youth ages 16 to 25.
Hardy relishes the challenges of school psychology. She said: “Each student differs in their needs and style of learning, which makes it kind of similar to detective work for me. I have to put on my critical thinking hat and try to figure out what could help the student. It is exhilarating.”