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Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch

Lt. Governor > Ask Eric > Lt. Governor’s Recognition Opportunities > Golden Hoosier Award Golden Hoosier Award


The Golden Hoosier Award was established to acknowledge and recognize outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities. Sponsored by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb in collaboration and partnership with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, the Golden Hoosier Award is the highest honor bestowed on a senior in Indiana.

The ideal recipient is considered an unsung hero who has not already received a Golden Hoosier Award for the impact they have made in the lives of others and the community.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Application Options

2016 Nominations are now closed.

2016 Golden Hoosier Event Details

When: Friday, June 3, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Indiana Statehouse, 200 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: The 2016 Golden Hoosier recipients will be honored by Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Family and Social Services Administration


If you have questions about this year's awards ceremony, please email