Clyde M. Berry Scholarship

The Clyde M. Berry Scholarship was endowed in 1998 through generous donations from Dr. Berry’s former students, colleagues, friends and family. All students meeting the AIHF general scholarship criteria are eligible for this scholarship. However, preference is given to students attending the University of Iowa.

Introducing Dr. Berry

Clyde M. Berry is described as a man who was totally committed to every task he set out to accomplish. His personal philosophy of being totally committed extended to people, as well as tasks.

Dr. Berry entered the field of industrial hygiene in 1941 after receiving a doctorate degree from the University of Iowa. His career track included roles as a Public Health Service officer and a corporate industrial hygiene manager before he returned to the University of Iowa, where he established a research institute dedicated to agriculture health and safety.

Dr. Berry was a certified industrial hygienist and a member of AIHA, serving as its president in 1967. He received the Donald E. Cummings Memorial Award and the Distinguish Service Award from AIHA.

He retired from the University of Iowa as professor emeritus. His former students fondly remember him as having had a generous spirit, a wonderful sense of humor and a passion for ensuring the best academic experience on their behalf. Dr. Berry lived in a retirement community in Hendersonville, N.C. until his passing in July 2007.


  • 2016-2017
    Laura Hallett, University of Iowa

  • 2015-2016
    Kathryn J. Leonard, University of Iowa
    Kirby K. Webb, University of Iowa
    Sarah A. Williams, University of Iowa

  • 2014-2015
    Laura L. Kienlen, University of Iowa

  • 2013 - 2014
    James C. Dietrich, University of Cincinnati
    Elanie M. Girlando, University of Iowa
    Joshua W. Herd, University of Utah
    Benjamin J. Roberts, University of Michigan
    Mei Wang, University of Minnesota

  • 2012 - 2013
    Adrianne Horne
    Jessica Mills

  • 2011 - 2012
    Mitchell Kang, University of Iowa

  • 2010 - 2011
    Kim Anderson, University of Iowa
    Dwight Ferguson, University of Iowa

  • 2009 – 2010
    Brian T. Pavilonis, University of Iowa
    Donna Vosburgh, University of Iowa 

  • 2008 – 2009
    Lorenzo Cena, University of Iowa 

  • 2007 – 2008
    Michael Humann, University of Iowa 

  • 2006 – 2007
    Adam Riss, University of Iowa

  • 2005 – 2006
    Angela Dix, University of Iowa

  • 2004 – 2005
    Matthew Murphy, University of Iowa

  • 2002 – 2003
    Scott Collingwood, University of Iowa

  • 2001 – 2002
    Michael E. Dennis, University of Oklahoma

  • 2000 – 2001
    Martin Jones, University of Iowa

  • 1999 – 2000
    Chandran Achutan, University of Iowa

  • 1998 – 1999
    Martha Vela Acosta, Colorado State University