The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) is committed to excellence in funeral service education. CFDA will award eight (8) $500 scholarships (one in each Connecticut county) to students interested in pursuing careers in a profession that provides emotional or medical support to families. This includes funeral service, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work or gerontology.
All scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Award Committee of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. Awards will be based on application information, academic record and the evaluation of the required essays. The decision of the Scholarship Award Committee will be final. The Committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship if there are no applicants or if the applicants do not meet the standards of the Committee.
The 2018 scholarship application is now closed.
Check back for the 2019 scholarship application.
Completed forms are mailed to:
Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
364 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
All applicants must meet the following basic Criteria
Explain the process or events that influenced your decision to pursue a career in family support services. If you need additional space, please feel free to attach a typewritten essay.
The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association will provide college scholarship funds to help young people pursuing careers in the "helping" professions for the seventeenth consecutive year. The association will present $500 in college scholarship funds to one student in each of the state's eight counties. CFDA's Board of Directors and staff will honor all the recipients at a special ceremony in May.
The 2018 recipients are:
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