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Meet the Scholarship Recipients

In the past academic year, ABFSE received 50 undergraduate scholarship inquiries in April 2024. Six (6) undergraduate scholarships were awarded for a total of $10,000. Meet our recipients. Scholarships are made possible due to the generosity of the Scholarship Sponsors.

Recipients of the undergraduate scholarship awards were:

  • Baili Akin - Mid-America College of Funeral Service
  • Samantha Alexander - Miami Dade College
  • Jessica Barnes - Tidewater Community College
  • Eldrick Brown - Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
  • Eunique Davis - Mercer County Community College
  • David Nipper - Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service

  National Scholarship Program
  Post Graduate Scholarship Program
  Other Scholarships

National Scholarship Program
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.

Application Deadlines:
The deadlines for all materials to be postmarked are:

March 1st
September 1st

 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, U.S. Permanent Resident, International Student (F1-Visa holder) or a student in the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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:

    Scholarship Committee
    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 .

Fill out an Online Scholarship Application now!

Information about the Post Graduate Scholarship Program

We thank our Scholarship Sponsors !


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