New York State Funeral Directors Association – Tribute Foundation

Tribute Foundation Scholarship Program – Established 2008
• Provides financial support to qualified mortuary science students who reside in the state of New York and are enrolled in accredited mortuary science programs. Eligibility includes first- and second-year students, online students, and students working toward a BS degree in the mortuary science field of endeavor

Samuel Q. Baxter Scholarship Award – Established 1985

Provides financial assistance to qualified students in their second year of a mortuary science program.
R. Barry McPhillips Scholarship Award – Established 2001

Assists the continuing education efforts of recently licensed and early-career funeral directors.
Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Fund – Established 2004

Provides financial support to mortuary science students who are residents of Nassau or Suffolk counties and are entering their last semester in a New York State accredited mortuary science program.
Order of the Golden Rule

OGR demonstrates its support of the next generation of funeral home employees and owners by offering scholarships to students nearing completion of their mortuary science degree and about to enter the funeral profession.
The Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience and the strength of their essay, that 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 calendar year in which the award is given; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This fund is supported by member contributions. Applications are due January 31 of each year.

National Funeral Directors Association
Applications for the 2013 Joseph E. Hagan Scholarship will be available in January, 2013, at
About Joseph E. Hagan
With a funeral service career spanning 52 years at Joseph Gawler’s Sons Funeral Home in Washington, D.C., Joseph E. Hagan was known for arranging and directing the funerals of some of the highest government officials in the country, including presidents, Supreme Court justices, senators and other diplomats. Assisting in the funerals of notables such as President Dwight Eisenhower, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, he was most noted for directing the highly profiled funeral of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963.

Service Corporation International
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.
Application Deadline: 11:59 P.M.(PST), December 12, 2012
For information:

American Board of Funeral Service Education
The National Scholarship Program of the American Board of Funeral Service Education was established to provide financial awards to students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs to assist them in obtaining their professional education. Established during the 1960’s the program has awarded scholarships to hundreds of students.

Scholarships are generally from $500 – $2,500 for an academic year and are applied directly to the student’s tuition charges after certification of enrollment is received from the college involved. Students may apply once per calendar year for consideration.

The deadlines for all materials to be postmarked are:
March 1st or September 1st
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL applications must be submitted using the new
Online Scholarship Application Form.

New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association
There are several options available to help fund your mortuary school education. One such option is a scholarship from the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation (NJFSEC).
Each year, the NJFSEC awards scholarships to New Jersey resident mortuary school students. Scholarships are based primarily on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service rather than financial need.
All applicants must be New Jersey residents and registered in a mortuary science program. Applicants who are beginning or continuing mortuary school during the fall of 2013 semester are eligible for consideration.

To be considered, a completed scholarship application, along with all other required documentation as stipulated on the application form, must be submitted. All applications must be received in the NJFSEC office by the close of business on June 28, 2013. Please see the scholarship application for additional submission details.
CLICK HERE to download an NJFSEC Scholarship application. (This application is in Adobe PDF format. All fields on the PDF must be completed for consideration.)

Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is committed to excellence in funeral service education. This Scholarship Award program has been established to support that commitment by providing $1,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded to qualified students whose plans are to complete their education in an accredited mortuary science school and serve the public in their chosen profession in the state of Connecticut.