Keep Iowa Beautiful will award three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2020 who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university.

The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in KIB’s 20-year history:

Bob Byers—Educator.

Through Bob’s leadership, KIB’s Litter-Free School Campus program was started in NW Iowa. His dedication to young people and environmental concerns was a driving force encouraging young people to help improve their community.

The Byers scholarship is supporting high school students who plan to enroll and study environmental science, community development, landscape architecture or architecture (historical emphasis) or community planning and sustainability.

William Fultz—KIB Founding Board Member and artist.

Bill started an advertising agency that became the largest agricultural advertising agency in the world.

The Fultz scholarship will be awarded to a senior planning on studying communications, public relations and/or marketing.

Gerald Schnepf—KIB Founding Executive Director.

Gerry’s career spanned 50 years of making Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family.

The Schnepf scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has a record of community service and a desire to continue to support and contribute to the enhancement of the place they live and work.  College programs could include community & regional planning and volunteer management.

“KIB seeks to foster positive values in younger generations and reinforce them in older generations. We encourage respect for home, neighborhood, community and state,” said Kevin Techau, KIB Executive Director.

To apply – please fill out the application below. Applications are due January 31, 2020 with notification in early March. All award recipients will be invited to a ceremony in the Governor’s Office in Des Moines in March/April.

View the 2019 Byers Scholarship recipients

Scholarship Application

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  • FOR YOUR ESSAY, CLEARLY EXPLAIN: 1) Why you are applying for this scholarship 2) How you plan to use it in your college study 3) How you have developed these goals through high school 4) What you have done, are doing and plan to do for community enhancement and/or the environment – identify any Keep Iowa Beautiful programs you might have been involved with.
  • I hereby certify that the information I have submitted as correct. I authorize the release of this information to members of the Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarship Committee and will provide additional information or verification upon request. If granted the scholarship, I agree to the publication of my name and likeness by Keep Iowa Beautiful. I agree to the conditions established for this scholarship award by Keep Iowa Beautiful. I understand that this scholarship award is contingent upon the financial support of Keep Iowa Beautiful; and that Keep Iowa Beautiful is not responsible for any financial liability.

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