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The Funeral Service Foundation awards NFDA Convention & Expo scholarships to funeral directors licensed in the US or Canada. Valued at up to $2,200, each scholarship covers full registration fees, three nights of lodging at a host hotel, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement.


The NFDA International Convention & Expo is the premier networking and education event for funeral service professionals across the US. Learn from profession leaders during our daily keynote presentations, connect with other funeral professionals and learn from one another’s experiences, and take advantage of exclusive offers while exploring the latest in products and services from leading suppliers.
  • This scholarship is intended only for licensed funeral service professionals who plan to attend the NFDA International Convention & Expo.
  • Funeral directors may be licensed in the US or Canada.
  • Recipients of other Funeral Service Foundation scholarships may apply.
  • Those who have already registered for the Convention 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.
  • Convention presenters are not eligible for NFDA Convention scholarships at the bottom of Terms and Guidelines
Convention Scholarship Text


June 1 – July 5

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



Scholarship Supported by Tennessee Together

Sahara Farrugio
Smart Funeral Planning,
Weston, CT

Tim Hauck
Fuller Metz Cremation & Funeral Services,
Cape Coral, FL

David J. Hunter
IANNOTTI Funeral Home,
Coventry, RI

Kyle Kinnunen
Baker Funeral Chapel,
Wetaskiwin, AB, Canada

Larry Moore
Moore Funeral Home
Trenton, GA

Zhaden Myster
Henry Funeral Home,
Cambridge, MD

Hannah Alyss Noe Gaillard
Posey Funeral Directors,
North Augusta, SC

Grace Posey
Jefferson Mortuary Service,
Covington, GA

Arianna Rule
Brunswick Memorial Home,
East Brunswick, NJ

Alexis Tadlock
Roller-Owens Funeral Home,
North Little Rock, AR

Jean Wallace
McNeill Mackie Funeral Home,
St. Pauls, NC