Keep Iowa Beautiful Announces High School Scholarships

QbDb_eOYKeep Iowa Beautiful offers five $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2016!  Students across Iowa who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university majoring in community, sociology or environmental science-related fields are eligible to apply.

“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.”

“My dad recognized from the beginning that Keep Iowa Beautiful encourages youthful idealism and fosters youth service to community. This scholarship program is a great tribute to my Dad,” said Jay Byers, son of Bob Byers.  In memory of Bob’s dedication to young people and environmental concerns, KIB and the Byers family established the Byers Scholarship Environmental Fund.

To apply, students can complete the application on-line at by January 8, 2016.  All applicants will be notified of the results in March. Awards will be presented at an award ceremony in the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in Des Moines in April.

Please contact Martha McCormick, KIB Education Consultant with questions at e-mail

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