Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) is awarding three $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who are enrolling in an Iowa college or university. The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in KIB’s 20-year history:
Molly Simmons from Yale attending Iowa State University.
She is receiving the Byers Environmental Scholarship. Through educator Bob Byers leadership, KIB’s Litter-Free Scholl 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.
Lydia Johnson from Bondurant attending Iowa State University.
She is receiving Fultz Communication Scholarship. William Fultz, founding KIB Board Member and artist, started an advertising agency that became the largest agricultural advertising agency in the world.
Patrick Taylor of Iowa City will be attending the University of Iowa.
He is receiving the Schnepf Community Service Scholarship. Gerald Schnepf, KIB Founding Executive Director, spent 50 years working to make Iowa a better place to live.
The scholarships will be presented by Governor Kim Reynolds during a ceremony on March 23rd at the State Capitol. At that time the Governor will also be signing a proclamation making April Keep Iowa Beautiful month.
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.
The Fultz scholarship is awarded to a senior planning on studying communications, public relations and/or marketing. The Schnepf scholarship is 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.