Nominations Now Accepted for Golden Hoosier Award

(Indianapolis, IN) – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Golden Hoosier Award – a 17-year-old program that honors senior Hoosiers for their lifetime of service and commitment to their communities.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging say applications are being accepted until Sunday, July 14.

“Our state is filled with generous Hoosiers who are constantly giving back to their neighborhoods and communities,” said Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The Golden Hoosier Award is an amazing opportunity to honor those who have dedicated their lives to serving Indiana communities.”

Since the start of the program in 2008, more than 200 Hoosiers have been honored.

To be eligible, a nominee must be a current Indiana resident, age 65 or older and have been a volunteer in the community for the past three years.

Nomination forms can be found at

A ceremony honoring those selected will be held later this year.