Code of Honor professional development scholarships will help ensure that the I-Codes reflect the consensus view of officials at all levels of government by providing funding to Governmental Member Voting Representatives seeking to attend and participate in Public Comment Hearings.
Currently the Code of Honor Scholarship program includes the following categories:
- Architect Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who are licensed architects (financial support by the AIA).
- Emerging Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who have served their jurisdiction between 4 and 9 years. Membership in the Legacy organizations will be counted toward years served.
- Future Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who are new to the profession, serving less than four years.
- International Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who reside outside of the United States.
- Match Scholarship – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who have a 50% financial match from their Code Council Chapter, Jurisdiction or personal. Click here for ICC Chapters.
- Small Town Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives whose city or county population is 50,000 or less.
- Veteran Leaders – Governmental Member Voting Representatives who have served their jurisdiction for 10 years or more. Membership in the Legacy organizations will be counted toward years served.
For 2014, Code of Honor scholarships will support participation in the Public Comment Hearings held October 1–7, 2014. The scholarship application period will open on Monday, May 5 and close on Friday, July 18.
Who May Apply
Applicants must be a Governmental Member Voting Representative, in accordance with Article II Section 188.8.131.52 of the ICC bylaws. Click here to read the ICC bylaws.
Criteria for Selection
Applications must be submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted.
The online application database uses weighted, merit-based scores and a blind review process to ensure fairness, accuracy, and transparency. The program goal is to deliver a balanced slate of winners that represent a mix of qualified new, veteran and first-time participants from a wide range of states and territories. Winners must acknowledge that their scholarship award is based on information that is subject to verification and audit for accuracy and compliance, and awards will be rescinded and expense reimbursements disqualified if any material aspect of the application is deemed inaccurate or untruthful.
In the event an applicant is eligible for more than one scholarship, the online application database will be processed in each available category until either they win a scholarship or run out of eligibility.
The following information and requirements apply to all of the Code of Honor Scholarship categories:
Applicants may apply for more than one type of Code of Honor Scholarship in any given cycle; however, only one scholarship per year will be awarded to each award winner.
Scholarship awards will fund eligible travel, lodging (reimbursement not to exceed the conference hotel rate), and ground transportation on a cost reimbursement basis for reasonable and customary Hearing expenses. Expenses should be incurred using a reasonableness standard and in a manner consistent with the relevant sections of the ICC Code of Honor Travel Policy. Scholarship award winners (scholars) will be required to submit their expenses to the Code Council on the approved expense reimbursement form with original receipts.
Specific eligible expenses may include:
- Travel (reasonable airfare, train, car rental)
- Lodging (reimbursement for the conference hotel rate only)
- Ground Transportation (shuttle or other means of affordable transport to and from the airport). Note: those that rent a vehicle to drive to the hearings may only receive the approximate cost of the rental to and from the hearings location, but not the interim days.
- Gasoline expenses will be reimbursed if using a company vehicle to travel to and from the Hearings.
None of the scholarships in the current program cover meals or per diem, so scholars will be required to either secure additional support or self-pay for those expenses. Additionally, the scholarship will not fund transportation costs for personal errands or entertainment during the Hearings.
Scholarship recipients planning to register for and attend conference will receive a special registration rate of $550.
Attendance and participation will be verified through on-site check-in and via verification that the scholar voted in the relevant hearings. Additionally, Code of Honor Scholars will be required to sign a scholarship acknowledgement and complete a professional ethics briefing.
Architect Leaders, Emerging Leaders, Future Leaders, International, Small Town Leaders & Veteran Leader scholarships provide up to, but no greater than $2,000. These scholarships do not require a match.
Match Scholarships provide up to, but no greater than $1,000. In addition, applicants must secure a pledge from their Chapter, Jurisdiction, or use personal funds to match the scholarship award on a 1 to 1 basis. For example, if the total eligible expenses total $1,800, the Chapter, Jurisdiction or the applicant must pledge to pay at least $900.
The 2014 application period will open on May 5. This application worksheet provides the information you will need to complete the online application.
Questions and FAQ's
Like all of the ICC scholarships, the Code of Honor Scholarships are designed to support Code Council members' professional development, and we welcome your insights to deliver the best product and meet your needs. Thank you in advance for your support and good luck! For more information see the FAQ's, or call 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233), ext. 5243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.