John G. Burton Endowment

The endowment has a two-fold purpose, which is to advance the content, quality, and effectiveness of municipal programs held at The University of Alabama’s Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education, and also to help perpetuate and improve the quality of services rendered by the League of Municipalities to their constituents.  The Alabama League of Municipalities in cooperation with The University of Alabama’s Office of Teaching Innovation and Digital Education established this endowment in honor of John G. Burton who served as the first president of the Alabama League of Municipalities in 1936 and held an executive position on that board for eight years. Mr. Burton was a recipient of state and national recognition for his progressive ideas and accomplishments. A native of Walker County, he attended Eldridge Baptist Academy. He was employed with the Central Bank and Trust Company in Jasper from 1918-1932. Elected mayor of Jasper in 1932, Burton served in that capacity until 1946. During his tenure as mayor, he made important contributions to his county and state. He was instrumental in getting tax dollars for municipalities, and he established schools for the training of municipal workers.  Mr. Burton was a member of the Board of Trustees of Walker College in Jasper from 1938 to 1946. From then until 1956, he served as the business manager of Howard College. He worked in the real estate business from 1956 until his retirement. To apply for financial assistance, please fill out the following application:

John G. Burton Endowment Scholarship Online Application

International Institute of Municipal Clerks Foundation Scholarship

CMC/MMC Scholarship application will open on September 1, 2024

The IIMC Foundation Scholarship Program allows IIMC members in each Region an opportunity to receive a Scholarship to attend an IIMC Institute program. The scholarship will be awarded at the completion of CMC or MMC. Applications will be sent to each IIMC Region Director to confirm applicants’ eligibility. Region Directors will review all submissions and submit their award nominations/selections to IIMC Headquarters for recipient notification. For more information on the IIMC Foundation Scholarships, please visit their webpage at