Keep Iowa Beautiful College Scholarships Available

cap and diploma_sxcNorthwest Iowa — Northwest Iowa high school seniors have until January 6th to apply for one of five, $1-thousand scholarships to be awarded by Keep Iowa Beautiful Litter-Free School Campus program, which was initiated here in northwest Iowa in 2007.

The scholarships are awarded from an endowment fund, by KIB, and the family of the late Bob Byers, who was a Cleghorn teacher.

KIB Executive Director, Gerry Scnepf, says the organization serves as a key resource for educating youth on the importance of environmental stewardship, and community betterment.  He says the first scholarships were awarded in 2009.  Since that time, 36 individuals received a total of $24,750 in scholarships from the program

Since the program’s inception, three northwest Iowa students have received scholarships.  In 2009, Alex Roseen of Marcus, in 2011, Mariah Mahaney of Sioux City, and last year Rebecca Roberson of Akron.

The deadline for this years’s seniors to apply is 4:30 pm on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Each student will receive a $1,000 to use toward college expenses in environmental studies. Students are selected based upon their academic achievement and community service. Awards will be presented by Governor Terry Branstad on March 31 at the State Capitol.

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