The National Scholarship Program of the American Board of Funeral Service Education was established to provide financial awards to students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs to assist them in obtaining their professional education. Established during the 1960's the program has awarded scholarships to hundreds of students.
Scholarships are generally from $1,500 - $2,500 for an academic year and are applied directly to the student's tuition charges after certification of enrollment is received from the college involved. Students may apply once per calendar year for consideration.
Selection of scholarship recipients is competitive. Each year a larger number of students apply than there are awards available. Awards are made by the Scholarship Committee of the American Board of Funeral Service Education. The Committee meets twice each year, in April and October.
To be considered for an award, a student must--
1. Have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during the period of attendance at the American Board accredited institution.
2. Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date (April or September) in order to be considered for a full award. Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards.
3. Complete all forms required by the Scholarship Committee of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and submit them prior to the above deadline dates. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.
4. Be a citizen of the United States.