Jack Trice Character Award

Recipients shall have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients shall embody the traits and character of Jack Trice, such as courage and a commitment to social causes as determined by the administering authority. All awards shall be for one (1) year and may be renewed at the discretion of the administering authority so long as students continue to meet the above stated criteria. This award shall be made available to students of undergraduate class standing, including incoming freshmen.

The Account shall initially provide two (2) scholarships annually; one (1) award for a full-time undergraduate student, and one (1) award to an incoming freshman student. Additional scholarships may be awarded when Distributions to the Account have grown to a level that will support additional scholarships without reducing the significance of the awards.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants will be considered and recipients chosen on the basis of their commitment to the ideals demonstrated by Jack Trice throughout his lifetime.

    After reading the following passage written by Jack Trice three days before his death, answer the questions below.

    "My thoughts just before the first real college game of my life: The honor of my race, family, and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field tomorrow. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part. Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good." (Written October 5, 1923)

    Please elaborate upon one or more of your own experiences which you feel reveal your personal commitment to the ideals demonstrated by Jack Trice.
  2. What contributions have you made to the Iowa State and Ames communities? For example, campus involvement, community work, athletic participation, etc. Note: If you are an incoming freshman, we understand you may have limited ISU involvement. Please focus on areas that you feel are strong community engagement contributions.