Scholarships

Private scholarships

  • American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarships

    Scholarship criteria

    Several $500 - $2,500 scholarships are available annually from various donor organizations. Administered by the ABFSE Scholarship Committee, which meets in April and October. Applicants must have completed at least one term of study in a funeral service program accredited by ABFSE. Taken into careful consideration are financial need, academic performance, extracurricular and/or community activities, recommendations submitted and quality of the scholarship application itself.

    About the Donor

    http://www.abfse.org/html/scholarships.html

  • Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Annual Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Students with a disability or who intend to pursue a career in working with the disabled are eligible. Student must be enrolled or accepted for study in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

    About the Donor

    The Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame was established by Tony Flippis, Sr. founder of Wright & Filippis. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to honor athletes with disabilities who have demonstrated achievement in sports, are positive role models in the community, and to help educate the public about sports for the disabled.

  • Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    EACPHS students entering their final year of studies in the summer or fall with a minimum 3.5 GPA are eligible. Applicants must also demonstrate qualities of leadership, participate in student or professional organizations, serve as an ambassador to the college in their daily activities and have financial need.

    About the Donor

    The Board of Visitors Annual Scholarship was created in January 2012 through contributions from the members of the board of visitors. The intent of the board of visitors is to provide tuition assistance to a deserving student that shows great promise for making a difference in their profession.

  • EACPHS Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Prospective full-time graduate and undergraduate students applying and accepted for study in any academic area of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Students must be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students of socioeconomic disadvantage, first generation college student, overcoming substantial obstacles such as family or personal adversity, or educational disability.

    About the Donor

    Contributions from the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) created this endowed scholarship. The DAB is comprised of community and business leaders desirous of furthering the education of underrepresented students in the area of pharmacy and health sciences.

  • Funeral Service Foundation

    Scholarship criteria

    Available to adult students of any age, the Funeral Service Foundation manages a number of Mortuary Science and other professional development scholarships. Key Memories scholarships are funded through an endowment from Keystone Holdings Group, Inc. The Joseph Hagan Memorial Scholarships honor one of funeral service's finest directors. Scholarships to attend the NFDA's Professional Women's Conference are awarded annually.

    About the Donor

    www.funeralservicefoundation.org

  • Gordon Wilson Rose Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Applicants must be full-time students in the mortuary science program who have completed at least one semester of coursework. Recipients must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and achieve high marks in science coursework.

    About the Donor

    Dr. Rose was an epidemiologist and licensed funeral director who devoted his career to education and research. He served as the Department Chairman for the mortuary science program from 1986-1991. Dr. Rose traveled worldwide as a consultant to funeral service, private industry and the US Air Force while continuing his studies in the effect of fungal diseases on humans and animals. Dr. Rose helped shape the lives of countless students, he was an expert in the field, a professional, teacher and friend to many.

  • International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards Inc

    Scholarship criteria

    Scholarships are awarded annually to cover the cost of the National Board Examination.

    About the Donor

    https://theconferenceonline.org

  • International Order of the Golden Rule

    Scholarship criteria

    The Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience, and the strength of the essay, which exemplifies a commitment to serving grieving families with compassion, fairness and dignity. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary science school or college, be scheduled to graduate in the year of application, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This fund is supported by member contributions

    About the Donor

    http://www.ogr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=131:scholarship&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=226

  • Michigan Funeral Directors Association Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Given annually to a full or part-time student in the Mortuary Science Program who, by the recommendation of the Mortuary Science faculty, demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for funeral service. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Michigan Funeral Directors Association Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    The Michigan Funeral Directors Association Endowed Scholarship is given annually to a full or part-time student in the Mortuary Science program who, by the recommendation of the Mortuary Science faculty, demonstrates leadership skills and a passion for funeral service. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    About the Donor

    Founded in 1880, the Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) is the nation’s oldest organization of funeral professionals. MFDA currently represents roughly 1,300 funeral directors serving 650 funeral homes statewide, representing more than three-quarters of all mortuary science licensees in Michigan. A private professional association, MFDA seeks to enhance the value of funeral service and the profession through government advocacy, public information, professional education, and member communication programs.

  • Michigan Mortuary Science Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Eligible applicants must be a Michigan resident and either planning to attend or attending mortuary school. The scholarship money can be used to defray tuition at any mortuary science school. Applicants will submit basic information and a short essay online. They will also have to upload a 5 minute video to YOU Tube answering 3 questions related to funeral service, and provide a copy of college transcripts and a letter of recommendation from an MFDA member funeral director.

    About the Donor

    http://www.mfda.org/aws/MFDA/pt/sp/scholarship

  • National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association

    Scholarship criteria

    Scholarships vary. Eligibility for the award, student must have completed at least one of the last three quarters as a full-time student in a program of Mortuary Science education or funeral service accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Have demonstrated responsibility with a good attendance record and minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Have demonstrated qualities of professionalism which are needed for success in funeral service. Be a citizen of the United States. Applications must be received by the committee by June 30 of each year.

    About the Donor

    http://www.nfdma.com/assets/2015-nfdma,-inc.-scholarship-application3.pdf

  • Nelson-MacLellan Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    Applicants must be full-time students enrolled or accepted for study in the mortuary science program. Students must demonstrate academic excellence. It is preferred but not required that recipients demonstrate financial need as defined by the college.

    About the Donor

    Sigurd Nelson and Sheila MacLellan met while students at Wayne State in 1958. He was a mortuary science student and her interests were in elementary education and singing. Dr. Nelson worked as a mortician in Marquette until 1962 and then returned to school to receive an MS and PhD in zoology. Dr. Nelson spent much of his academic career as a faculty member at State University of New York College at Oswego where he became the department chairperson and held other leadership positions. Sheila taught special education for 31 years and introduced the concept of mainstreaming these students long before state mandates.

  • Newcomer Funeral Service Group

    Scholarship criteria

    At Newcomer Funeral Service Group, we are committed to excellence in funeral service education and in 2016, we will award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate the core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. Six (6) $3,500 scholarships and eight (8) $500 scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified applicants from across the country. Scholarship applications and all required materials must be received by January 31st. Selection is competitive and recipients must meet all eligibility requirements. All awards are non-renewable; however, past recipients may reapply annually, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. All institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Applicant Eligibility Requirements 1. Must have graduated high school/home school, or obtained a GED and currently enrolled in a mortuary science program, or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a mortuary science program. 2. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours or 18 quarter hours in a program of mortuary science education at an institution accredited with the ABFSE for the semester for which the scholarship will be applied. 3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 4. Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States

    About the Donor

    http://www.nfsgi.com/scholarship.aspx

  • Selected Independent Funeral Homes

    Scholarship criteria

    The Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Educational Trust’s Second-Career Scholarship Program is designed exclusively for individuals who aspire to work as a funeral director as a second career, a role that is traditionally filled by professionals whose families have owned and operated funeral firms for decades. Each scholarship is worth $1,500, with up to four scholarships awarded by the Trust each year; two in December and two in June. Applications will be reviewed by the Educational Trust Board and voted on, with a majority approval vote required.

    About the Donor

    http://www.selectedtrust.org/second-career-scholarship/

  • Service Corporation International Scholarship

    Scholarship criteria

    As part of its vision to promote excellence in funeral service, Service Corporation International Scholarship Program supports 30 outstanding mortuary science students annually, with over $50,000 in scholarship funding. Fifteen, $3,000 scholarships AND Fifteen, $500 scholarships will be awarded. All 30 Finalists will receive a scholarship. Finalists are invited to meet and interview with the Company’s Selection Committee in Houston, TX, with all travel and meal expenses paid. Scholarship recipients will also be considered for apprenticeships and/or full-time career opportunities within SCI as they become available across the United States.

    About the Donor

    http://www.scischolarships.com/Default.aspx