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    Bob Byers Scholarship

    Offered by Keep Iowa Beautiful

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    1 award worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a college-bound high school senior from Iowa who plans on attending an in-state university to study environmental science, community development, landscape architecture or architecture (historical emphasis), or community planning and sustainability? If so, consider applying for the Bob Byers Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one applicant who submits a 300-500 essay on why they’re applying for the scholarship, how they plan to use it, how they developed their career goals through high school, and what they have done or are doing and plan to do for community enhancement and/or the environment. This scholarship was named in honor of Bob Byers, a man who helped establish KIB’s Litter-Free School Campus Program and whose dedication to young people and environmental concerns was a driving force encouraging young people to help improve their community. If you wish to honor Bob’s legacy and study environmental science, architecture, or community planning in college, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Keep Iowa Beautiful

    Keep Iowa Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit committed to enhancing the image and appearance of the countryside and Iowa communities thereby improving their economic health and cultural vitality. The organization empowers Iowans to bring cultural and economic vitality into communities through improvement and enhancement programs.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Academic Interest

    Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Architecture, Landscape Architecture

    State

    Iowa

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    300-500-word essay

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    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Keep Iowa Beautiful at https://keepiowabeautiful.org/contact-us/.

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