Since 1977, the Governor’s Safety & Health Conference has awarded more than $150,00 in scholarships to students in occupational safety at five Iowa colleges. This year, up to $9,000 in scholarships will be awarded by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council and presented at the conference to exceptional college students in the state of Iowa.
Jack Beno Memorial Scholarship Fund
When Jack Beno, age 60, lost a long battle with cancer in 1997, the safety world lost a truly inspirational leader. His ideas, guidance, and tenacity contributed greatly to the many successes of the Iowa Governor’s Safety Conference and to the importance of workplace safety and health throughout Iowa.
Jack was appointed to the Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council in 1979 after accepting a position at Iowa State University. Jack’s former students continually speak of the profound impact he had on their education and life experiences, and will never forget him or the lessons they learned.
2022 Scholarship Recipients
In 2022, the Governor’s Safety & Health Conference awarded $9,000 in scholarships to the following Iowa students:
Jack Beno Scholarship
Valerie Boksa, University of Iowa
Bill Dickinson Scholarship
Spencer Baker, University of Iowa
Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council Scholarships
Lauren Barlow- University of Iowa
Mallory Leazer- Iowa State University
Jim Silvers Memorial Scholarship
Tavion Yrjo- Iowa State University