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Scholarship Award Application for High School Seniors Pursuing a Career in Funeral Service

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is committed to encouraging young people to consider a career in funeral service, to help ensure that the future includes qualified professionally educated and trained individuals to serve families and individuals.

This Scholarship Award program has been established to support that commitment by providing an award of $500 in scholarship funds to three (3) graduating high school seniors want to pursue a career as a funeral director.

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 essay. The decision of the Scholarship Award Committee will be final. The committee reserves the right not to make the award if there are no applicants or if the applicants do not meet the standards of the committee.

The award is to be used exclusively for the payment of tuition of classes to qualify for a mortuary sciences degree.

All candidates must submit the application form and a current high school transcript and an essay responding to the question: Why are You Pursuing a Career as a Funeral Director? The application form must be neat and legible, and filled out completely.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be a high school senior who will graduate in June 2021;
  • The applicant must be a legal resident of the State of Connecticut;
  • The applicant must be pursuing a career as a funeral director; and
  • The applicant must have maintained at least a B grade point average in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Essay

All candidates must write an essay responding to the question: Why are You Pursuing a Career as a Funeral Director?

To Apply: All candidates must submit the application form, and a current high school transcript.
Download the high school senior scholarship application form (PDF)

Mail completed application form, essay and high school transcript to:
Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
Attn: John Cascio
364 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109

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