Keep Iowa Beautiful will award five $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2019.
Four scholarships will be 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 are eligible to apply.
These four scholarships honor Bob Byers whose leadership initiated KIB’s Litter-Free School Campus program in northwest Iowa in 2003. In memory of Byer’s dedication to young people and environmental concerns, KIB and the Byers family established the Byers Environmental Scholarship Fund in 2009. “My dad recognized from the beginning that Keep Iowa Beautiful encourages youthful idealism and fosters service to community. This scholarship program is a great tribute to him,” said Jay Byers.
A fifth scholarship will be awarded to a senior planning on studying communications and marketing. This scholarship is in honor of William J. Fultz, long time KIB founding Board member and artist. Bill served as Chairman of CMF&Z that was acquired by Young & Rubicam that became the largest agricultural agency in the world.
“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 Gerry Schnepf, KIB Executive Director. “KIB serves as a key resource for educating youth on the importance of environmental stewardship and community betterment.”
To apply – please fill out the application below. Applications are due January 4, 2019 with notification in March. All award recipients will be invited to a ceremony in the Governor’s Office in Des Moines in April.