Success Stories

Martha Broadnax 
Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship


Martha Broadnax, a Political Science major in her senior year at Iowa State, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. If awarded the scholarship, Martha will join fewer than 50 U.S. students who will go on to study at an academic institution in the United Kingdom and work to build valuable ties among the British and American communities and institutions. In preparing her application, Martha worked closely with Laura Good, the Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Awards, Dr. Richard Mansbach, her faculty mentor, and Kristin Terrill, the Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultant in the CCE.

Speaking of the CCE’s support, Martha says: "I credit the success of my essays to the CCE and Kristin Terrill. I came in with a rough idea of what I wanted to present in my application, but Kristin really helped me polish my essays. Kristin made it a point to ask what was most important to me and what I wanted to convey to the selection committee, and helped me create my own voice. She not only helped me create a strong personal statement that reflected who I was, but also helped me gain the confidence to apply for other Nationally Competitive Awards." Read More

Lin Meng Received 2019 FINESST Award

Lin Meng, a Ph.D. candidate in Geology and Environmental Science received the 2019 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award. Read More

Jenny Phan Received NRSA Grant

Jenny Phan was awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Read More

Collin Powell Received Fulbright Award

Collin Powell, Master’s student in Interior Design, will be heading to Vienna, Austria for his Fulbright stint to take classes, teach English, and conduct research on how the Viennese public housing system effectively serves a diverse population that includes recent migrants. Read More