Awarded to a deserving student in the field of reading.

Betty Piercy was a language arts coordinator in the Iowa City Community School District.  Ms. Piercy, who died in 1976, was one of the first organizers of the International Reading Association with generous contributions from the Iowa City chapter.

Recent recipients

  • 2015 - Michelle Sullivan
  • 2014 - Melissa Zimmerman
  • 2013 - Chelsea Russell
  • 2011 - Amy Carey
  • 2009 - Lindsay Laurich
  • 2008 - Brynn Noonan