Success Stories

Andrea Flinn Received Critical Language Scholarship


Andrea Flinn, PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program of the English Department, was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Meknes, Morocco. The Critical Language Scholarship provides summer study abroad opportunities for American university and college students to learn foreign languages in immersive environments.  Because recent global events will prevent Andrea from traveling internationally this summer, she will instead be studying stateside at Middlebury College.  

"The CCE was incredibly supportive and encouraging throughout the application process.  I’m grateful that I can continue working with Nationally Competitive Award consultant Kristin Terrill when I reapply. She has a real talent for improving essays’ organization.  I’m not sure I understood the value of getting a second pair of eyes on a paper until I went to one of her writing consultations." Read More

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 populations in the U.S. 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. With the funding, Cimone will investigate how the combination of courses impacts student attrition. Read More