• The 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.
  • The 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.