Frank A. Nix Endowed Memorial Lectureship

Funding for guest lectures in support of the Blackburn Institute.

Daniel Community Scholars Program Endowed Support Fund

Funding for student and fellow projects that actively address the needs of Alabama communities.

Gloria and John L. Blackburn Academic Symposium

Funding to present current knowledge, theory, and practice concerning a variety of issues related to economic, political, and quality-of-life issues facing Alabama and the nation and to encourage open discussion of the symposium topics.

Gloria and John L. Blackburn Endowed Support Fund

Funding to support special programs in the Blackburn Institute at the discretion of the director of the institute, based on recommendations of members of the institute’s Advisory Board.

Burt Jones Rural Community Experience Endowed Program Support Fund

Funding for student travel experiences to rural communities to discover the challenges facing counties that often have limited resources; to urban areas of Alabama to explore the implications of significant growth and its impact on the future; and to spend time with individual elected and appointed officials either at locations throughout the state of Alabama or on The University of Alabama campus.

D. Ray Pate Endowed Support Fund

Funding to support an annual retreat of the Blackburn Institute.

Protective Life Government Experience Endowed Support Fund

Funding for a program designed to enrich and expand the experience of Blackburn Students at the state and national level by enhancing travel opportunities and interactions with elected officials and policy leaders.

Don and Barbara 'Bobbie' Siegal Endowed Scholarship

Funding for a scholarship to be awarded to students actively participating in the Blackburn Institute and who demonstrate leadership and a dedication to promoting diversity.