Scholarship & Grant Information

The IIMC Foundation was created in 1984 to raise funds for IIMC. These funds are used to promote, train and educate Municipal Clerks to make them proficient in the services they provide for the citizens of their community. One of the many ways the IIMC Foundation helps IIMC members is through education scholarships and grant programs.

What Kind of Assistance is Available??

The IIMC Foundation offers 4 types of financial assistance:

  • CMC/MMC Scholarships
  • Online Learning Scholarships
  • IIMC Annual Conference Grants
  • IIMC Region Stipends

For details on each, please review the sections below.

If you have been a recipient of an IIMC Foundation Scholarship or Grant, please consider giving back by making a small tax-deductible donation ensuring that current and future generations of Municipal Clerks receive the education that they need to provide for the communities in which they live and serve. Please contact IIMC headquarters to learn about the many ways to give back.

CMC/MMC Scholarships

This scholarship program has been designed to assist with the costs of attending an IIMC approved Institute or Academy program for those working toward IIMC's professional designations. Don't know where to find your local Institute or Academy? Find the program information here.

The scholarship program was established in 1986 for Clerks attending IIMC Institutes. Since the program's inception, more than 1,500 scholarships have been awarded.

For the 2020-2021 year, recipients will receive up to a $400.00 CMC or MMC scholarship reimbursement after completion of the program.

Find more information on the Scholarship Programs

Jim Tinnin Online Learning Scholarship

The Jim Tinnin Online Learning Scholarships offer eligible IIMC members in each Region (I through XI) an opportunity to receive a Scholarship that can be applied toward registration expenses for any of the existing online learning opportunities found on the IIMC website that are taking place in the upcoming year. If you are interested in applying for an online learning scholarship and you match the criteria below, complete this application in its entirety, and submit it to IIMC Headquarters listed on the application.

Find more information on the Online Learning Scholarship Program

IIMC Annual Conference Grants

The Conference Grant Program is designed to allow 2 IIMC members from each of IIMC's 11 regions to attend the IIMC Annual Conference each may. If awarded a grant, the IIMC Foundation will cover the cost of your IIMC Annual Conference Registration.

Find more information on the Conference Grant Programs

IIMC Region Meeting Stipend

The Region Meeting Stipend is designed to make the planning of an IIMC Region Meeting financially feasible by providing financial assistance to embellish the Region's annual education program.

Each IIMC Region will decide for themselves how best to use the money toward education at their Annual Region Meeting. The amount will fluctuate each year depending on the IIMC Foundations's annual donation to IIMC. The 2019 about is $1,000 per IIMC Region and 2020 is expected to be the same.

Please note that this is not an individual state grant but rather a grant that will assist with expenses for one education program offered to all states in that region at once. Not sure what Region you are in. Take a look!

Find more information on the Region Grant Program