Build a broader understanding of community and strengthen your leadership skills as you engage with policy makers and colleagues from across the country. On Capitol Hill, you’ll advocate on legislative and regulatory issues that affect funeral service professionals and small business. Not only will you have the opportunity to educate members of Congress on the issues, you’ll enjoy a variety of networking opportunities and explore great landmarks at our nation’s capital.
New this year, the Funeral Service Foundation will offer up to seven scholarships to attend the 2020 Advocacy Summit. The scholarships will cover two nights of accommodation at the Mayflower Hotel, registration fee, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement. The Foundation will also cover an additional night of lodging and registration fees for those scholarship recipients who opt to participate in the Cremation Certification Program prior to the Summit.
TERMS & GUIDELINES
The scholarship is open to mortuary science students enrolled in ABFSE-accredited programs, licensed funeral directors 40 years of age or younger, or funeral directors new to the profession and first licensed within the last five years
Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religious beliefs, age, national origin, or disability.
Scholarships are not renewable and a candidate may only receive this award once.
Recipients are required to attend all summit functions, and should plan travel accordingly.
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.
Each candidate is required to answer five questions in no more than 250 words per question, and submit a brief video, no longer than two minutes.
The deadline for submission has passed.
Due to the unprecedented public health crisis caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and current guidance from the White House and the CDC regarding public gatherings, NFDA is cancelling its Advocacy Summit scheduled for April 29-May 1. Learn More
2020 Advocacy Summit Scholarship Winners may defer their award until 2021. Recipients will be notified in the coming weeks.