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Web_Scholarships EmeraldAcademic Scholarships Expanded

Up to 12 academic scholarships are awarded annually in two application cycles. Scholarships range from $1,000-$2,500 and are available to full-and part time students of mortuary science enrolled in abfse-accredited schools.

Applications Accepted Sept. 1 – Nov. 30

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Web_Meet the Mentors Blue DeFranceMeet the Mentors

NFDA members who are under the age of 40 or newly licensed (within the last five years) may submit an entry for Meet the Mentors. In general, 50 funeral directors are selected to attend Meet the Mentors. The Foundation underwrites program fees, lodging and select meals.

Check back at the end of the year for 2018 dates and deadlines.

Web_PWC EminenceProfessional Women’s Conference Scholarships

Up to 10 scholarships are awarded annually to women in funeral service to attend the annual NFDA conference. Award includes a $1,000 travel stipend and conference registration fees.

Check back at the end of the year for dates and deadlines.


Web_Career Awards PumpkinCareer Development Awards
New This Year

Available to licensed funeral directors looking to grow through professional development and continuing education, Career Development Awards underwrite registration fees for a single NFDA Cremation Certification, Arranger Training or Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) session of recipient’s choosing. Up to 60 names are selected each year. Names are drawn in April, June and October.

Submission Deadline: Year-round

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