ISU 4U Promise students toured Ames and the Iowa State campus during a visit last July. San Elias second from left, bottom row. Photo courtesy of Katie Seifert.

First ISU 4U cohort applying for fall 2018 admission

Denisse San Elias was in the eighth grade when Iowa State University made a promise to her and every student at King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines. Five years later and now a senior at East High, San Elias is realizing the significance of that promise. She is part of the first cohort of ISU 4U Promise students who will attend Iowa State in the fall. So far, 15 have been accepted. A majority of the 22 eligible students, including San Elias, qualify for a 100 percent tuition award.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.