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Funeral Service Organizations

There are a variety of funeral service organizations in the United States and round the world that offer scholarships, including:

992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 

Fifty to sixty $500 - $2,500 scholarships 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 articulateness of the scholarship application itself.

700 High St
PO Box 291
Kew East 3102
Victoria, Australia
613-9859-9966 - John Ryan

Various scholarships available, $6,000-$10,000. Available to AFDA members. Essay is required; some have age requirements. Administered by Australian Funeral Directors Association.

6-14845 Yonge Street, Suite 192
Aurora Ontario L4G 6H8
905-841-7779 - Suzanne Scott
Fax: 905-841-0997

$1,000 scholarship available. Available to any funeral service student in his/her last year of study or last apprentice year; essay of not less than 2,000 words; and subject related to funeral service and/or the practice of thanatology.

13625 Bishop's Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005
877-402-5900, 262-789-1880

Since 1945 the Funeral Service Foundation has fueled the careers of more than 6,000 funeral service professionals through academic scholarships and professional development initiatives. Whether you are beginning your career in funeral service or seeking quality professional development opportunities, the Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to help you help you reach your educational and career goals.  

The Foundation currently administers and awards
academic scholarships to full- and part-time students enrolled in ABFSE-Accredited institutions, funds the Meet the Mentors program, and offers professional development scholarships to women to attend the annual Professional Women’s Conference.

Learn more:

PO Drawer E
Huntsville, AR 72740

Scholarships administered through the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

13523 Lakefront Dr
Bridgeton, MO 63045 
800-637-8030 – Education Coordinator

Scholarships with amounts depending upon monies contributed. Applicant must be a mortuary science major, entering his/her final year of study, have maintained a "B" grade average in mortuary science courses, been involved in school and community service activities and must demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of knowledge in mortuary science.

150 Lynnway, Ste 506
Lynn, MA 01902
617-477-9300 - Florence Pressman

One $500, 1,000, $1,500 scholarships. Open to all mortuary science students. Scholarships are awarded through an annual essay contest. Topic is announced every year immediately after Thanksgiving.

3951 Snapfinger Pkwy, Ste 570
Decatur, GA 30035

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. Applicants submitting late or incomplete applications will be eliminated from the competition.

13625 Bishop's Dr
Brookfield, WI 53005

Scholarships administered through the American Board of Funeral Service Education.

PO Box 11704
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Contact: Susan Kelly

Two $500 scholarships. Must be a St. Petersburg Junior College student in funeral service. The Pinellas County Funeral Home Association offers scholarships each semester to students who are in their second year and accepted into the St. Petersburg College Funeral Service  program through the St. Petersburg College Foundation. Students interested in this scholarship should visit the St. Petersburg College Foundation website at http://www.spcollege.edu/central/foundation/.