Meet the Scholarship Recipients
ABFSE Scholarship Committee made 7 scholarship awards totaling $9000 in April 2017. 85 application inquiries were received and 25 complete applications were
Recipients of the undergraduate awards were:
- Lily Buerkle (Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service)
- Mariah Beverly (Tidewater Community College)
- Gregory Burton (Mid-America College of Funeral Service)
- Sean Krasner (Mercer County Community College)
- Holly Lucke (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
- Bailey McClery (Carl Sandburg College)
One post-graduate scholarship was awarded to a faculty member:
- Michael Burns (Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science)
• National Scholarship Program
• Post-Graduate Scholarship Program
National Scholarship Program
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 $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.
The deadlines for all materials to be postmarked are:
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL applications must be submitted using the new
Online Scholarship Application Form
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.
Procedures and Requirements
Only those students who have completed one or more terms of study in funeral service or mortuary science education are eligible to apply.
If you meet this overall qualification, follow the steps below:
1. The online Scholarship form must be submitted online.
2. After submission you will receive an “email confirmation”. Please print out a copy of the confirmation.
3. View or download the supporting documents list (letter of recommendation, transcripts, etc.)
(view or download the checklist ).
4. Mail the “email confirmation” along with supporting documents to:
American Board of Funeral Service Education
992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108
Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097
Faxes will not be accepted.
NOTE: Your Application will not be eligible for consideration until we receive your package of additional items.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill out an Online Scholarship Application now!
Information about the Post-Graduate Scholarship Program
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