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IAC Scholarship Fund

Program Details

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) Scholarship Fund was created in 1996 and named the Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund in 1997.  This scholarship was created to assist children of county employees and children and grandchildren of county elected officials with the increasing cost of college tuition.


Children of county employees (county employees are those who are issued a paycheck by the county) working 20 hours or more per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials (assessors, clerks, commissioners, coroners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriff, and treasurer).

Recipients must attend a college, university or vocational/technical school full-time for the 2018-2019 academic year and be enrolled in either an academic or a vocational education program leading towards a degree or certification.


The deadline for the 2020-2021 scholarship is Friday, February 28, 2020.  Please download the 2020 IAC Scholarship Application for additional rules and application requirements.


Please call Mindy Linn, Idaho Association of Counties at (208) 514-0413.

2019 IAC Scholarship Recipients

District 1

Grace Shelton, Bonner County

District 2

Grace Mikolajczyk, Latah County

District 3

Brody von Brethorst, Washington County

District 4

Benjamin Behm, Twin Falls County

District 5

Jaren Stevens, Bear Lake County

District 6

Katarina Whitson, Lemhi County

Bob Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship

Sydney Miller, Payette County