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Forensic Science student awarded scholarship

Steve Little, a Master of Forensic Science student at Marshall University, was awarded the Robert L. Johnson Academic Scholarship from the International Association for Identification’s (IAI’s) Johnson-Whyte Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Little is pursuing a master’s degree in forensic science with emphases in Crime Scene Investigation and DNA Analysis. Originally from St. Charles, Illinois, Little earned an undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee and recently completed an internship with the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory in the Firearms section. He plans to graduate in May of 2019 and hopes to work as a firearms examiner after graduation.

“Steve is an excellent student. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him, seeking out opportunities to further his knowledge,” said Dr. Catherine Rushton, director of Marshall’s Forensic Science Graduate Program.

Little is one of six to receive the scholarship, established to promote the advancement and growth of forensic identification as a profession.

“I owe a huge thanks to all of my professors in the forensic science program for their guidance and recommendations, and I owe the biggest thanks to my wife, Theresa,” Little said. “She is always supportive and encouraging as I pursue a higher education.”