2024 Scholarship Information
FOUNDING FATHERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Education Committee presented a proposal to the Board of Directors in August 2020, to establish an annual scholarship to the Educational Institute in Gerry’s name. The Board enthusiastically supported the idea and provided a budget for awarding a scholarship for the 2022 Educational Institute. A sub-committee of the Education Committee was formed. This Institute Scholarship Program Committee (ISPC) was tasked with setting up the program, including eligibility, the application, and the selection process.
Andrew Rogers, Sr. Building Inspector/Plans Examiner, Town of Vail, was awarded the scholarship for the 2022 Educational Institute.
Founding Fathers Scholarships:
In the Name of Dan Nickle
Dan Nickle, another Founding Father of the Educational Institute, passed away on April 28th, 2022. Dan began his career in code enforcement with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1973, where he worked as a Plan Examiner and Codes Administrator. In 1982, he began a 25-year career with the City of Lakewood, Colorado, retiring in 2007.
Dan became immediately involved with the Colorado Chapter serving a number of years as Chairman of the Education Committee. He was a driving force and instrumental in the decision to create the Educational Institute. He was also active nationally in code education serving and eventually chairing the ICBO Education Committee.
Dan was the first ever recipient of the esteemed Colorado Chapter Beryl Wallace Award in 1991, served as Chapter President in 1993, served many years on the code change committee, was an Honorary member of the Kansas City Chapter, Colorado Chapter, ICBO, and ICC. He was Chairman of the Board in 2000 of both ICBO and ICC, the year of the merger of ICBO, SBCCI, and BOCA. Dan is also recognized for his leadership in Chapter activities at Wilderness on Wheels, Chapter Golf Tournament, hosting the 1990 ICBO ABM, and wherever else he saw the need.
Upon Dan’s passing, the Education Committee and the Board of Directors immediately discussed and approved the establishment of a scholarship to be awarded to the Educational Institute in Dan’s honor.
In the Name of Gerry George
Gerry George, one of the Founding Fathers of the Chapter’s Educational Institute in 1985, passed away in November 2020. The Education Committee, Past President’s, Board of Directors, and others discussed various ways to recognize Gerry’s significant long-term commitment to the Colorado Chapter for 45+ years.
Applications for the scholarships are