Byers Scholarship

Through the leadership of Bob Byers, Keep Iowa Beautiful’s Litter-Free School Campus program was initiated in northwest Iowa in 2003. In memory of Bob and his dedication to our organization, Keep Iowa Beautiful and the Byers family have established the Robert E. Byers Scholarship Fund within the Keep Iowa Beautiful Endowment Fund.

Keep Iowa Beautiful is excited to award up to five (5), $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2018! Students across Iowa enrolling in an Iowa college or university to major in community enhancement or natural resources/environmental areas of study are eligible.

Applications for the 2018 scholarship must be submitted via email by 4:30 p.m. on January 6, 2018 (Complete application below to apply).

Donate to This Scholarship! Contact Beth Hicks


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  • FOR YOUR ESSAY, CLEARLY EXPLAIN: 1) Why you are applying for this environmental scholarship 2) How you plan to use it in your college study 3) How you have developed these goals through high school 4) What you have done, are doing and plan to do for community enhancement and/or the environment – identify any Keep Iowa Beautiful programs you might have been involved with.
  • I hereby certify that the information I have submitted as correct. I authorize the release of this information to members of the Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarship Committee and will provide additional information or verification upon request. If granted the scholarship, I agree to the publication of my name and likeness by Keep Iowa Beautiful. I agree to the conditions established for this scholarship award by Keep Iowa Beautiful. I understand that this scholarship award is contingent upon the financial support of Keep Iowa Beautiful; and that Keep Iowa Beautiful is not responsible for any financial liability.

Applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., January 6, 2018.

View the 2017 Byers Scholarship recipients

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