Earl E. Bowman Award for Meritorious Service
Click here for the nomination form for the Earl E. Bowman Award.
2017 Shad Paul
2018 Craig Wagner
2019 Brian Baker
2020 Not awarded
2021 James J. Straws
Nick Nicholson Education Award
This award shall be awarded to a current member in good standing who best demonstrates a positive influence on the Association’s members through his/her involvement in the Association’s education programs by the teaching of code classes or by serving on any of the committees which are involved in the furthering of the educational goals of the Association.
Wm. "Nick"Nicholson was an inspector, Building Commissioner, IABO President, and Director within the State Building Commissioner's office. A posthumous award was named for him as he was an outstanding proponent of promoting the inspectors' profession through education. He served as chairman of IABO's Education Committee multiple times, and was always involved in assisting both departments and individuals in performing their service and becoming certified in their professions. The award recognizes the member who embodies the effort and exceeds the call to further the ability of building inspectors in their vital and complex responsibilities.
Click here for the nomination form for the Nick Nicholson Education Award.
2009 Craig Wagner
2010 Tom Przybylinski
2011 Not awarded
2012 Not awarded
2013 Not awarded
2014 Bobby LaRue
2015 Kurk Sylvester
2016 Jim Straws
2018 Bob Bullock
2019 Mike Popich
2020 Not awarded
2021 Shelly Wakefield
Herman H. Darlage Memorial Scholarship
Herman H. Darlage, 1927-1990, for over 30 years was the City of Columbus/Bartholomew County Building Commissioner. He served 2 terms as President of the Indiana Association of Building Officials, Inc. (1976-1977 & 1979-1980). Herman touched the lives of all he knew and had a passion for the Association and furthering building & fire safety through education. Herman was appointed by Governor Robert D Orr, M.D. to the first Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission in 1984, representing local building officials for two terms.
The Indiana Association of Building Officials, Inc.in honor of Herman’s passion for education created and sustains the Herman H. Darlage Memorial Scholarship to promote education with the intent of giving back to our communities by supporting youth, and to honor the spirit exemplified by Herman H. Darlage and shared by our members – that of enduring excellence through education.
Application deadline for the 2022 scholarships is July 1, 2022.
Click here for the Scholarship Application
Click here for the Transcript Form