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
Download the application PDF here. Also available in Word .doc.
 

    Deadline for entries: Friday, April 13, 2018

    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 2017 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 2017 recipients are:

  • Gabriel Blasczak of Meriden (Francis T. Maloney High School) will pursue a career in Social Work at Eastern Connecticut State University;
  • Dahyir Croft of New London (Science & Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut in New London) will pursue a career in Nursing at the University of Connecticut;
  • Alyssa Daly of Bristol (St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol) will pursue a career in Prosthetics & Orthotics at the University of Hartford;
  • Simone Fournier of Putnam (Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, Conn.) will pursue a career in Geriatrics at the University of Connecticut;
  • Julia Liseo of Cromwell (Cromwell High School) will pursue a career in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.;
  • Emily Mendelson of Brookfield (Brookfield High School) will pursue a career as a Physician at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
  • Kathleen Sinatra of Bridgewater (Shepaug Valley School in Washington, Conn.) will pursue a career in Child Psychology at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.; and
  • Michael Slane of Tolland (Tolland High School) will pursue a career in Social Work at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
     

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