Funeral directors are often called upon to assist families who are experiencing some of the worst days of their lives. Their care, compassion and professionalism helps families get through this difficult time.

We want to support women and men pursuing this rewarding career through our Tradition of Caring® scholarship program.

Our scholarship is open to:
  • All students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2015-2016 school year.
  • High school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

Applications and supporting materials are due by January 31, 2016.

For more information, please read the FAQ’s below or contact our scholarship coordinator.

What are the terms of the scholarship?

Scholarships of $3,500 each are awarded to full-time mortuary science students. Partial scholarships of $500 are awarded to part-time mortuary science students. Checks will be made out to the recipient’s school. Applications and all required materials must be received by January 31, 2016.

What are the eligibility requirements for the scholarship?

Eligible recipients must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, have a high school diploma or GED and be currently enrolled in a mortuary science program, or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a mortuary science program.

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours or 18 quarter hours in a program of mortuary science education in an institution accredited with the ABFSE for the semester for which the scholarship will be applied. They must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must submit an application, college transcripts (or high school transcripts if applicable), letters of recommendation and essay to Newcomer Funeral Service Group by January 31, 2016.

Where do I send or drop off my completed application?

Once you have filled out the application, completed the essay and have your two letters of references, please email them to or mail them to:

Newcomer Funeral Service Group
Attn: Tradition of Caring Scholarship
520 SW 27th Street
Topeka, KS 66611

What is the deadline for my application?

Your completed application must be emailed to or post-marked by January 31, 2016.

When will the scholarship finalists be announced?

Scholarship finalists can be expected to be notified in March. All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of their application’s status.


Please email us for more information.

520 SW 27th Street
Topeka, KS 66611
(785) 233-6655
(877) 571-6374

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