Scholarships in Funeral Services And Mortuary Science

ABFSE Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1; September 1

Applicant must be a United States Citizen who has completed at least one semester of funeral service education in an ABFSE-accredited program.

Awards of Excellence Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary school or college and be scheduled to graduate in the calendar year in which the award is given. Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA required. Selection based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience, and the strength of essay.

Kansas Funeral Director Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,750, Deadline: March 30; September 30

Applicant must be registered with the State Board of Mortuary Arts as a student and plan to practice in Kansas.

Foundation Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Missouri resident who has been accepted to or currently enrolled in an American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)-accredited program with at least one term remaining after award date.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

William Aaron Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 14

Applicant must be a resident of Arizona who is a full-time student enrolled in the mortuary program at Mesa Community College. Minimum 2.8 GPA and essay on why you want to be a funeral director are required.

Brenda Renee Horn Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an accredited mortuary science program at the time of the scholarship deadline. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Memorial Classic Golf Tournament Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in an American Board of Funeral Service Education accredited program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Dennis Schoepp Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 30

Applicants must be a student of funeral service from Montana and be enrolled full- or part-time in an American Board of Funeral Service Education accredited program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Shipley Rose Buckner Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 30

Applicants must be enrolled as a funeral service student full- or part-time in an American Board of Funeral Service Education accredited program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Tennessee Funeral Directors Association Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and legal residents of Tennessee. They must be enrolled full time in a funeral service or mortuary science program at a school that has been accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). They must have completed one term of their program and must have at least one term remaining in their program. They must have plans to practice in Tennessee after graduating. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Wallace S. and Wilma K. Laughlin Foundation Trust Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be residents of Nebraska and must be graduating seniors at a Nebraska high school or they must be graduates of a Nebraska high school. They must be entering or current students of mortuary science, reside in Nebraska for at least three years after completing their mortuary science degree programs and intend to practice mortuary science. Selection is based on applicant interview.

Burial Insurance Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 10

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and be accepted into a Mortuary or Actuarial Sciences program, not yet started or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate level, at an accredited institution of learning. Students will need to submit a ID for proof of age, an application, proof of enrollment or acceptance letter and an essay of 500-1,000 words explaining why they are choosing the mortuary services field and what they hope to accomplish in their career.