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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

2023 IAC Scholarship Recipients

District 1
Miles Taylor, Kootenai County

District 2
Emily Mottern, Latah County

District 3
Devyn Young, Washington County

District 4
Makaya Boyer, Gooding County

District 5
Taedyn Jacobsen, Bingham County

District 6
Mia Butikofer, Madison County

Bob Mackenzie Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Barron, 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 2024-2025 scholarship is Thursday, February 29, 2024. To download the 2024 IAC Scholarship Application for additional rules and application requirements, please click one of the download buttons below. 


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