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.

The application process is now closed. Notifications will be sent in early March to the 2020 recipients. All award recipients will be invited to a ceremony in the Governor’s Office in Des Moines in March/April.

View the 2020 Byers Scholarship recipients

The application deadline has passed. Online applications for the 2021 awards will be available in the Fall of 2020. Thank you for your interest.

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