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

Our 2019 Application process is now complete. Thanks to all for applying.

    Completed forms should be 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 2019;
  • 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 2019 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 2019 recipients are:

  • Jenika Carrillo from Hartford in Hartford County, who will pursue a career in Clinical Child Psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University this Fall;
  • Kelly Frier of Middlesex County who will pursue a career as a Physician Assistant at Quinnipiac University this Fall;
  • Meredith Godere from Norwich in New London County who will pursue a career in Nursing at Assumption College of Nursing in Worcester, Mass. this Fall;
  • Kylie Heneghan from Hebron in Tolland County who will pursue a career in Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ this Fall;
  • Ivette Lopez from Willimantic in Windham County who will pursue a career in Nursing at University of Connecticut this Fall;
  • Michael Quinn from Brookfield in Fairfield County, who will pursue a career in Medicine at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Penn. this Fall;
  • Gina Paradiso from New Milford in Litchfield County, who will pursue a career in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University this Fall; and
  • Rebeca Williams from Wallingford in New Haven County, who will pursue a career in Funeral Services at Goodwin College in East Hartford this Fall.
     

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