AIC Awards & Scholarships

These prestigious awards are given out each year during the Association of Indiana Counties annual fall conference. View the professionally produced videos of past award winners.

The deadline for receiving 2021 County Award Applications and nominations is June 9, 2021

AIC College Scholarship Awards

The AIC has partnered with two AIC Associate programs to help children, stepchildren and grandchildren of county government employees afford the cost of college through scholarship assistance. Nationwide Retirement Solutions and SRI, Inc. each contribute to this scholarship fund. Specific criteria can be found in the applications below.Scholarship and Achievement Awards Application Forms. The application process for 2021 is now open. 

2021 Nationwide - AIC College Scholarship Application

2021 SRI - AIC College Scholarship Application

County Achievement Award

Counties that win the County Achievement Award must demonstrate that the project meets the following criteria:

• Substantial leadership to plan and complete the project.
• It can be utilized by other counties.It resulted in cost savings or increased efficiency and effectiveness of government.
• It was a creative approach to finding solutions for a difficult problem. 

2021 County Achievement Award Application

Local Government Cooperation Award

Counties that win the Local Government Cooperation Award must demonstrate that the project meets the following criteria:

• Cooperation between one or more municipalities and counties with a high level of positive collaboration Innovation
• Positive impact on the community and the participating governmental units
• Potential for the activity to serve as a model for other local governments

2021 AIC Local Government Cooperation Award Application

Arthur Himsel Service Award

Since 1983, the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) has honored an individual for contributing significantly to county government through her/his involvement in the AIC. The Himsel Award is given in memory of AIC's founding member Arthur R. Himsel. Nominee must meet the following criteria:

• Current service in a county elective office
• Participated in AIC's programs, activities and /or committees
• Demonstrated substantial and consistent leadership with AIC
• Provided exceptional service to a county. 

2021 Himsel Award Nomination Form

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