Aaron Leck was recognized by the Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) for his excellence in academics, character, and integrity, along with his commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. He was among 20 students from private colleges across the state to receive the Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship presented by KICF.
Leck, who is from McPherson, is a senior at McPherson College majoring in biology and minoring in philosophy. He hopes to be in a position where his work helps others after he graduates and is looking forward to the scientific research in biology and the philosophy thesis he will write as part of his senior capstone projects. Recipients of the scholarship are full-time, degree seeking students on the cusp of graduation who maintain GPAs of 3.5 or above and contribute to their communities.
Along with his studies, Leck is a member of Gamma Beta Phi, a service honor society, and Beta Beta Beta, a biology honor society. He was an inaugural member of Gamma Beta Phi and places importance on seeking out service opportunities. He hopes to become a foster parent in the future. He is also a participant in the McPherson College Student Debt Project, which helps students reduce their student debt through work, mentorship, and financial literacy education.
“McPherson College puts an emphasis on service, and through service opportunities, helps students realize the impact it can have,” Leck said. “The staff and faculty also lead by example, always willing to put in the hard work, and go the extra mile for students. This has provided several role models upon which to base my work ethic.”