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

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.

To Apply

The 2018 scholarship application is now closed.

Check back for the 2019 scholarship application.

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

All applicants must meet the following basic Criteria

  • Be a High School Senior who will graduate in June 2018;
  • Live in Connecticut;
  • Be pursuing a career in that supports families, such as funeral service, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology or a related profession; and
  • Have maintained at least a B grade point average in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
     

Essays
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.

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CFDA Announces 2018 Family Support Services Scholarship Recipients

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:

  • Joelle Cote, Shelton, CT, Fairfield County, University of Scranton, will pursue a career in Occupational Therapy
  • Laura Cunningham, Farmington, CT, Hartford County, Stonehill College, will pursue a career in Dentistry
  • Carlie Dreyfus, Stafford Springs, CT, Tolland County, Eastern CT State University, will pursue a career in Psychology
  • Gabriella Farinha, Preston, CT, New London County, University of Connecticut, will pursue a career in Speech Pathology
  • Alyssa Richardson, Durham, CT, Middlesex County, University of Tampa,will pursue a career in  Sociology
  • Nicole Rizzo, Derby, CT, New Haven County, Sounthern CT State University, will pursue a career in Neuro-Psychology
  • Aaliyah Vescera, Bantam, CT, Litchfield County, Lincoln College of New England, will pursue a career in Mortuary Science

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