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2022 – Robert Swainston, Franklin County Commissioner, and Boyd Burbank, Franklin County Commssioner award the Bob MacKenzie memorial scholarship to Derek Christensen

2021 – Missy McLaughlin, Nez Perce County Treasure, Dan Anderson, Nez Perce County Assessor, and Patty Weeks, Nez Perce County Clerk award the District 2 scholarship to Jamie Teed

2020- Jordan Stoddar, Fremont County Commissioner, and Leroy Miller, Fremont County Commissioner award the District 6 scholarship to Leroy’s granddaughter, Megan Miller

2024 IAC Scholarship Recipients

District 1
Eloise Shelton, Bonner County

District 2
Gretchen Stokes, Latah County

District 3
Rhianna Iveson, Adams County

District 4
Makaya Boyer, Gooding County

District 5
Kamrie Colungo, Bannock County

District 6
Kaleigh Squires, Jefferson County

Bob Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship

Emma Downey, Bonneville County

Seven scholarships are awarded each year; one per IAC District and an additional Bob Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship.

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, sheriffs, and treasurers).

Recipients must attend a college, university or vocational/technical school full-time for the 2024-2025 academic year and be enrolled in either an academic or a vocational education program leading towards a degree or certification.


The deadline for the 2024 scholarship was February 29. Applications for next year with be available in October.


Please call or email Gracee Gorrell, Idaho Association of Counties at (208) 345-1618.