The Diane Albertson Memorial Scholarship

Award amount: $500
Application deadline: March 31, 2018


The Diane Albertson Memorial Scholarship is being offered by the Iowa Recycling Association in memory of Diane Albertson – friend, colleague and advocate of environmental protection.

The scholarship will be awarded to one or more students with a demonstrated interest in environmental action, especially as related to recycling and waste reduction. The number of scholarship awards is based on the availability of funds.

Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled (or have been accepted for enrollment) as a full-time undergraduate for the 2018-19 school year.



Please review guidelines and application criteria:


Scholarship Donations

The Iowa Recycling Association appreciates all donations to sustain this scholarship fund:

Note: Donations to the Diane Albertson Memorial Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

In Memoriam

Diane Albertson was a long-time, valued member of the Iowa Recycling Association (IRA). She worked at the University of Northern Iowa’s Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) for over 25 years, retiring in 2016. In her time at the IWRC, she managed client databases and provided IT support. She also served as Technical Manager for the Iowa Department of Natural Resource’s Iowa Waste Exchange program, managing the database and providing technical assistance.

Diane earned two BA degrees from the University of Northern Iowa: in Management Information Systems and in Management. Additionally, she was a member of the PEO Chapter LK, Cedar Valley Singers and Quilts of Valor.

A strong supporter of the IRA for many years, Diane represented the IWRC on the IRA Board of Directors and served as an ex-officio on the board from 2013 to 2016.  Diane was respected by all who knew her for her dedication and passion to preserve and protect the environment.

Diane passed away in April 2017. The Iowa Recycling Association wishes to recognize Diane’s contributions to the organization and the environment by offering this scholarship in her name.