Success Stories

Juan Bibiloni-Rivera Selected as 2020 Truman Scholar


Juan Bibiloni-Rivera, a senior in the department of Mechanical Engineering at ISU, has been selected as a 2020 Truman Scholar, becoming the first Truman Scholar at Iowa State in 14 years. Becoming a Truman Scholar will allow Juan to pursue his dream of a career in public service to create public transit and infrastructure policy to enhance the lives of marginalized groups in the U.S. Through the application process, Juan worked closely with Laura Good, Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Awards, and Kristin Terrill, the Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultant in the CCE. 

"My written application would not have been successful in moving me forward to being named a 2020 Truman Scholar if not for the incredible guidance and help of Kristin Terrill from the CCE. Kristin went over every word with me to understand what message I wanted to communicate, and then discuss various options as to how I could communicate that message even better. Every week leading up to my scholarship application deadline, I would come to Kristin at different stages of my writing and she always knew exactly how to structure our sessions to fit my ever-changing needs. Read More

Cimone Wright-Hamor Awarded Pappajohn Scholarship

Cimone Wright-Hamor, a PhD candidate majoring in Computer Engineering, was recently granted the 2019 John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship. Read More

Chase Krug Received National FFA Proficiency Award

Chase Krug, a sophomore in Agronomy at ISU, has received the National FFA Proficiency Award in Plant Science. Read More