A Brigham Young University graduate student has received a $2,500 national scholarship for his groundbreaking research on computer-assisted assessments of traumatic brain injuries.

Sterling C. Johnson, a second-year graduate student in clinical psychology, is the first student ever to receive the $2,500 Henry Hecean Scholarship. The grant is sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation together with the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association.Johnson's ongoing research focuses on how trauma to the brain affects memory, language, motor and sensory perceptual functions.