CFDA Home pageHigh School Seniors: Family Support Services Scholarship Award Application

Deadline for entries: Friday, April 14, 2017

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association 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 counseling, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology, and funeral service.

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.

All applicants must meet the following basic Criteria

  • Be a High School Senior who will graduate in June 2017;
  • Live in Connecticut;
  • Be pursuing a career in that supports families, such as caregiving, counseling, social services, nursing, medicine, funeral service, or a related profession; and
  • Have maintained at least a B grade point average in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

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.

To Apply
Download the application PDF here.

Deadline for entries: Friday, April 14, 2017

    Completed forms are mailed to:
    Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
    Attn: Scholarships
    364 Silas Deane Highway
    Wethersfield, CT 06109

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