Andy Frantz,
Executive Director
Ph: 515-770-1844

Keep Iowa Beautiful Announces 2023 Scholarship Winners

(May 4, 2023) – Three high school seniors are receiving Keep Iowa Beautiful $1,000 scholarships toward their studies at an Iowa college or university.

OLIVIA ARKFELD, Council Bluffs, Byers Scholarship. Attending University of Iowa, studying environmental engineering. Educator Bob Byers dedication to young people and environmental concerns was a driving force encouraging young people to help improve their communities.

CLAIRE BRITT, West Union, Fultz Scholarship. Attending University of Iowa, studying marketing/managing. Bill Fultz was a founding KIB Board member and artist. He started an advertising agency that became the largest agriculture advertising agency in the world.

AMANDA OGLE, Gravity, Schnepf Scholarship. Attending Iowa State University, studying environmental engineering. Gerry Schnepf, founding Executive Director. His careers spanned 50 years of making Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family.

“Keep Iowa Beautiful is proud to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have a record of community service and environmental stewardship,” said Andy Frantz, Keep Iowa Beautiful Executive Director, “These seniors have a passion to improve the places where they live and work throughout their lives and careers, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where their education takes them.”
Since the creation of the scholarship program, Keep Iowa Beautiful has awarded $57,000 to 67 students. There were 112 applications for this year’s three scholarships.

About Keep Iowa Beautiful

Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by Governor Robert D. Ray and Donald F. Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The organization is 501c3 charitable organization working with citizens, neighborhoods and communities in improving the vitality and cultural health of the state of Iowa. Keep Iowa Beautiful is helping build stronger communities to develop sustainable futures. Learn more at


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