Chandy’s legacy continues 


The Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship honors former Bank Iowa Vice Chair Chandy Barr Clanton, allowing her legacy to live on through the lives of young people in the communities we serve. Applications for the Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship are announced at the beginning of every year.

The application period for 2022 is closed. 


Chandy was a successful businesswoman, a competitive athlete, a talented pilot and most of all, a beloved mother to two sons, Harrison and Drew. She was a joy to be around and touched the lives of many. Her energy and pursuit of excellence and love of life were contagious.

As the daughter of aviators, flying was in her blood. Her father, Bank Iowa’s co-founder Harry Barr, taught Chandy how to fly. She won multiple international competitions, performed for thousands of spectators over the years and served as a three-time member of the United States Unlimited Aerobatic Team.

Giving back to her community was another of Chandy’s passions. She was a mentor to future aviators, a volunteer at her boys’ school and a missionary pilot for the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. She was also a frequent guest speaker at churches, discussing her career and the impact her faith had on her success.

Chandy died doing what she loved. On July 10, 2009, at age 36, Chandy was piloting her Zivko Edge 540 aerobatic plane during a training flight near Tarkio, Missouri, when she crashed into a bean field.

Bank Iowa welcomes the opportunity to give to others as we honor her memory with the Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship.

Learn more about Chandy’s passions by listening to Harrison Clanton’s latest interview:



The application period for the 2022 Spirit of Chandy scholarship is closed.