Meet the 2010 Lugar Scholars

Senator Dick Lugar presented Northeastern Junior/Senior High School student LeKisha Bradley with a four-year $4,000 college scholarship on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at an Indianapolis banquet honoring outstanding minority high school seniors from across the state.


Given through the Fund for Hoosier Excellence (FHE), ten high school African-American, Native American or Hispanic seniors are named Lugar Scholars each year. Eight $4,000 scholarships are awarded and two $20,000 scholarships are awarded, one each to a boy and a girl. Each recipient must study at an Indiana college or university.

Bradley has demonstrated leadership as both a Junior and Senior class co-officer and as a four year member of the Student Council. She attended the Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders and was selected to serve as a page in the U.S. Senate during the spring semester of her junior year.

Bradley has been a member of the National Honor Society, served as Section Leader in her high school marching band, and was a Recreations Coordinator for a Vacation Bible School program.

Bradley has been involved with higher education programs including Explore-A-College at Earlham College, a minority program at Indiana University, and a diversity program at Cornell University. She plans to study mechanical engineering in college.