Keep Iowa Beautiful is preparing to award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors.
These annual scholarships honor important figures in Keep Iowa Beautiful history who have made significant contributions to Iowa communities.
- The Byers Scholarship – Awarded to students who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university to study environmental science, community development, landscape architecture or architecture (historical emphasis) or community planning and sustainability. In memory of Bob Byer’s dedication to young people and environmental concerns, KIB and the Byers family established the Byers Environmental Scholarship Fund in 2009.
- The Schnepf Scholarship – This scholarship honors Gerry Schnepf, founding Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. His career spanned 50 years of making Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family.
- The Fultz Scholarship – Awarded to a senior planning to study communications or marketing. This scholarship honors William J. Fultz, a founding KIB board member and artist who started an advertising agency that became the largest agriculture advertising agency in the world.
“Keep Iowa Beautiful is proud to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have a record of community service and environmental stewardship,” said Andy Frantz, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. “These students have a passion for improving the communities where they live and work, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where their educational journey takes them.”
For more information or to apply online, visit keepiowabeautiful.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/. Applications are due January 31, 2024, and winners will be notified in March.