Applications are due Monday, Dec. 5 2016.
This award, established by the University’s Sesquicentennial committee, takes its name from a quote by M.J. Riggs, class of 1883: “We come to college not alone to prepare to make a living, but to learn to live a life.” The award recognizes a student who has taken advantage of opportunities at Iowa State University to apply his or her knowledge to real life projects and experiences. Such experiences may include, but are not limited to:
- Taking the lead to create unique, successful service projects.
- Demonstrating impressive leadership through research or internship opportunities.
- Exhibiting exemplary leadership in creating or managing national or international projects.
The successful applicant will show how he or she has used initiative to develop a significant, unique project with demonstrable results. The recipient must be a junior or senior at the time the award is applied.
Note: Total award of $3,000 is divided between the two semesters. Awards will be for academic year 2017-2018. Recipients must be enrolled for both semester to receive the full award. Winners will be notified in March 2017.