IOWA — Three $1,000 Keep Iowa Beautiful scholarships will be awarded to Iowa high school seniors who plan to attend an Iowa college or university.

The scholarships are in honor of three pioneers in Keep Iowa Beautiful’s 20-year history:

• Bob Byers, Educator. Through Byers’ 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.

• William Fultz, Keep Iowa Beautiful Founding Board Member and artist. Fultz started an advertising agency that became the largest agricultural advertising agency in the world.

Gerald Schnepf, KIB Founding Executive Director. Schnepf’s career spanned 50 years of making Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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 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.

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

“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.

For more information or to apply online, visit https://keepiowabeautiful.org/grants-awards/scholarship. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2020 with notification in March. All award recipients will be invited to a ceremony in the Governor’s Office in Des Moines in March or April.

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