Become a Certified Celebrant!

NEW IN 2022!

The Foundation recognizes that celebrants who serve families extends beyond licensed funeral directors. Oftentimes hospice and healthcare professionals, clergy, chaplains, educators, counselors, social workers, and others work with funeral homes to provide families with personalized and meaningful memorialization experiences.

Scholarships are available to those who are verifiably affiliated with at least one funeral home and are interested in becoming a Certified Celebrant.

Offered by Insight Institute, and presented by Glenda Stansbury and Matt Bailey, scholarships cover registration fees for the NFDA-hosted preconvention seminar. Scholarships also include up to $1,100 in travel and hotel reimbursement.

  • Scholarships are available to those who are verifiably affiliated with at least one funeral home and are interested in becoming a Certified Celebrant.
  • Scholarships are available for NFDA-hosted Certified Celebrant Training, in partnership with Insight Institute.
  • Recipients of other Funeral Service Foundation scholarships may apply.
  • Funeral Directors licensed in the US or Canada may apply for both a Certified Celebrant Training Scholarship and NFDA International Convention & Expo Scholarship in the same year, however, may only win one award.
  • Those who have already registered for the preconvention seminar may apply.
  • Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religious beliefs, age, national origin, or disability.
  • Scholarships are available to NFDA members and non-members.
  • Scholarships are not renewable and a candidate may only receive this award once.
  • If unable to attend designated scholarship events, the scholarship recipient will forfeit his or her scholarship for that year, but may apply in subsequent years.
  • All scholarships are subject to available funds.
  • All award decisions of the Funeral Service Foundation are final.
  • Alternates may be selected in the event that a scholarship recipient decides not to accept the award.
  • Only completed applications will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • The Funeral Service Foundation reserves the right to eliminate from consideration incomplete applications without further notice to the applicant.
  • Recipients will be notified via email.
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SUBMISSION INFORMATION

SUBMISSION PERIOD
July 1 – 31

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Answer five questions in no more than 250 words per question and submit a brief video, no longer than two minutes.

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