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MCEF Scholarship & Grant Information
Ashley DiBlasi
Certification Manager
8331 Utica Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730

Ph: (909) 944-4162

The Municipal Clerks Education Foundation (MCEF) 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 MCEF helps IIMC members is through education scholarships and grant programs.

What Kind of Assistance is Available??
MCEF and IIMC offer 4 type of financial assistance: 

  • CMC/MMC Scholarships
  • IIMC Annual Conference Grants
  • State/Provincial/National  Association Grants
  • IIMC Region Stipends

For details on each, please review the sections below. 

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.

The 2016-2017 Scholarship Application Period is now closed.  Please check back at the end of 2016 for future opportunities.. 

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, MCEF will cover the cost of your IIMC Annual Conference Registration.

For more information on the IIMC Annual Conference Grant, please visit the this page.

The 2016 IIMC Conference Grant Application period is now closed. Please check back in November of 2016 for more information on the 2017 Conference Grant program.


MCEF Win-Win Opportunity
In addition to the 2016 IIMC Annual Conference Grants, MCEF will be offering clerks an opportunity to win free registration  and 4 nights' lodging at the 2016 IIMC Annual Conference in Omaha (valued at $1,300)! 

Win-Win tickets are available for purchase and each one gets you an entry into the contest! 
$5 for 1 ticket, $20 for 5 tickets. 

The 2016 MCEF Win-Win period is now closed. Please check back at the end of 2016 for future opportunities. 

State / Provincial / National Association Meeting Grant
This Association Grant Program was designed to provide financial assistance to Clerk Associations planning their annual conferences or education programs. This grant is not for individual use. The funds must be applied to the educational program and cannot assist with meal functions, room rentals, etc. Speaker fees are a good example of a great use of the funds. 

The 2016 Association Grant Application period is now closed. Please check back at the end of 2016 for more information on the 2017 Grant Program. 


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 MCEF’s annual donation to IIMC. In 2016 the amount will be $1,000 per IIMC Region!

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 here!

The 2016 IIMC Region Stipend Applications are now being accepted! Applications will be accepted throughout 2016 but the stipend must be used for a program that takes place in 2016. 

2016 IIMC Region Stipend Application Form 

8331 Utica Ave., Suite 200 | Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 | Ph: (909) 944-4162 | Toll Free: (800) 251-1639 | Fax: (909) 944-8545
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