Hello, my name is Ben Baca and I am an incoming Junior at Iowa State University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. All my life I have lived in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and attended public schools. In doing so, I was heavily involved in the sport of wrestling where I learned how to develop dedication towards short- and long-term goals. Also, I volunteered at the local church to assist in the peer ministry program in efforts to enhance my faith and general perspective.

Advancing into college, I am still dedicated to my personal goals of achieving academic excellence and building valuable relationships. I am a chairman of the student council for the Iowa State College of Business as well as an executive officer for my fraternity. While continuing to stay active in all my roles and organizations, I have maintained a close to perfect grade point average and earned the Dean’s List Award four consecutive semesters.

Moving forward, I am excited to progress my character and hope to better the lives of others around me through my education and influence. With the help of this scholarship I will be continuing my academic education at Iowa State with the hopes of pursuing my master’s degree.

Thank you for this scholarship, I am truly grateful!