Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship from NFSGI

Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship from NFSGI

Scholarships

Tradition of Caring ® Mortuary Science Scholarship

Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. We annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth.

This scholarship is open to:

  • All students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the 2018-2019 school year.
  • High school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

Scholarships in the amounts of $3,500 and $500 are awarded annually and will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution. Recipients are selected from applicants who meet all eligibility requirements. The 2018-2019 scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. All applications must be submitted prior to the deadline of Friday, October 26, 2018.

To apply, you must provide:

  • Information about your history, education and community involvement.
  • A 500-word essay about why you chose the mortuary science profession and providing an example that demonstrates one of our Core Values.
  • One professional and one character reference letter.
  • A transcript from your current educational institution.

Families rely on us for experience, understanding and integrity in their time of need. Our Tradition of Caring® scholarship program is a demonstration of our continued commitment to our industry and the communities we serve.

For more information about the scholarship program and applicant eligibility requirements, please reference the FAQ's or contact our scholarship coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application deadline is Friday, October 26, 2018. All application materials, including essay, reference letters and transcripts must be received on or before that date.

The 2018-2019 scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the 2018-2019 school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

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 at an ABFSE-accredited institution for the semester in which the scholarship will be applied. Part-time students may be eligible for a partial scholarship award of $500. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

To apply, you must provide:

  • Information about your history, education and community involvement.
  • A 500-word essay about why you chose the mortuary science profession and provide an example that demonstrates one of our Core Values.
  • One professional and one character reference letter.
  • A transcript from your current educational institution.

Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $3,500 and $500. Full-time mortuary science students are eligible for either amount. Part-time mortuary science students are eligible for the $500 awards. Scholarships are non-renewable; however, past recipients may reapply annually.

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