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Mortuary College Scholarships

Mortuary College Scholarships

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Bishop State College: Baker-Gaines Central Campus
1365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Mobile, AL 36603

Three hundred (300) $1,800 per year scholarships available. Students in mortuary science/funeral service education may apply for any of the 300 state-approved scholarships. Applications may be requested from the college at anytime.

Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 College St
Mountain Home, AR 72653
870-508-6157 – Matt Buel
Email: mbuel@asumh.edu

Four scholarships available; two at $425 each for full-time students and two at $200 each for part-time students. Enrolled at Arkansas State University Mountain Home. Scholarships not limited to funeral science students. Must be resident of Arkansas, GPA of 2.5 for one scholarship and 3.0 for the other scholarship and three letters or recommendation.

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Funeral Service Program
P.O. Box 140
Hope, AR 71702-0140
870-722-8206 – Karen Davis

Numerous scholarships available, ranging from $250 to payment of full tuition. For further information on all scholarships, please contact the school.

American River College
Funeral Service Education Program
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
Fax: 916-484-8572
Jeffrey W. Stephenson, Program Coordinator

Financial Aid and General Scholarship Information is located here.

The college accepts federal and state financial aid. Scholarships available for funeral service education students: California Funeral Directors Association Scholarship; Valley Lode Funeral Directors Association Scholarship.

Cypress College

Department of Mortuary Science 
9200 Valley View St 
Cypress, CA 90630 
714-484-7278 – Glenn A. Bower

30 scholarships from $250 - $1,000. Must be a resident of the county of which the scholarship is funded by. 

Miami-Dade Community College: MDC North Campus
Room 3142
11380 NW 27 Ave.
Miami, FL 33167-3418
Phone: 305-237-1757 – Der. Heather Belmont
Email: hbelmont@mdc.edu
Web: www.mdc.edu

The school offers financial assistance. Qualifications based on scholarship and need. For more information, please contact the school.

St. Petersburg Junior College 
PO Box 13489 
St. Petersburg, FL 33733 
813-341-3781 - Kevin Davis 

Scholarship available, $250-$500. Based on academics, need and enrollment in the funeral services program. 

Gupton-Jones College 
5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr 
Decatur, GA 30035-4022 
770-593-2257 – Patty Hutcheson
Fax: 770-593-1891

Several scholarships are available ranging from $500 - $2500. Students must be in their third quarter of studies at Gupton-Jones. Many scholarships are based on grades and some require writing an essay.

 Ogeechee Technical College
Department of Funeral Service Education
One Joe Kennedy Blvd.
Statesboro, GA 30458


Jarvis Barnes, Funeral Service Education Instructor


Phone: 523-486-7649





Y’Lonne Hodges, Funeral Service Education Director/Instructor


Phone: 541-688-6922






Crystal Vinson, Funeral Service Education Instructor

The HOPE Scholarship is for qualifying Georgia residents who have met certain academic criteria set forth by the state. Potentially, complete tuition may be paid so that a student has no tuition for their time in college for which they meet the requirements. Georgia Funeral Directors Association Scholarship, Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia/Chandler Family Scholarship, Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia Scholarship, and the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association Scholarship are also available. Pell grants and special OTC Foundation assistance is also available based upon financial need.

Carl Sandburg College 
2232 Lake Storey Rd 
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576 
309-344-2518 - Tim Krause
Email: tkrause@sandburg.edu – Timothy J. Krause
Email: mkendall@sandburg.edu – Matt Kendall

Four $500 scholarships to each of the four Illinois schools totaling $8,000. Available to Illinois residents only.

Donald H. Gibb Memorial Scholarship is available to a full-time, 2nd year Mortuary Science student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate community service and leadership abilities. 

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 
College of Applied Sciences and Arts 
Mortuary Science and Funeral Service 
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-7172 - Grace Collings, Academic Adviser
Email: gscollings@siu.edu 

Ten $250 - $1,000 scholarships. Students must be enrolled full-time in the mortuary science program at SIUC. 

Worsham College of Mortuary Science 
495 Northgate Pkwy 
Wheeling, IL 60090 
847-808-8444 - Stephanie Kann
Fax: 847-808-8493
Email: info@worshamcollege.com

Two $1,000 scholarship in the name of Bruno B. Bak and many other scholarships available. Contact the college office for more information. 

Vincennes University 
1002 N 1st St 
Vincennes, IN 47591 
812-888-5469-Johnathan DeHart
Email: jdehart@vinu.edu

Four $500 scholarships. Must have completed one semester in funeral service education program at Vincennes University. Other non-specific funeral service education student scholarships also are available.

OGR-Awards of Excellence Scholarship program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary science school or college; be scheduled to graduate in the calendar year in which the award is given; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due January 31st of each year. 1-$3500 scholarship, 1-$2000 scholarship. 

Kansas City Kansas Community College 
Mortuary Science Department 
7250 State Ave 
Kansas City, KS 66112
913-334-7607 – Wiley Wright
Email: wwright@kckco.edu

Two $375-$400 scholarships (Gibson-Todd Scholarship). Student must be enrolled full-time in the mortuary science program at KCKCC. 

Community College of Baltimore County
Catonsville Campus
Mortuary Science Department
800 S. Rolling Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228
Joyce E. Torchinsky, Department Director

William A. Fialkowski Jr. Memorial Scholarship available only to mortuary science. Other school/national/local scholarships available as well.

FINE Mortuary College, LLC
150 Kerry Place
Norwood , MA 02062
781-762-1211 - Lyn Prendergast
Fax: 781-762-7177

Several scholarships available ranging from $250 to $1000. Student must have completed at least 2 courses at FINE, earned a satisfactory GPA and have a good record of attendance. 

New England Funeral Service Education at Mount Ida College 
777 Dedham St 
Newton Centre, MA 02159 
Phone: 617-928-4711 NEI Office
Email: jstaylor@mountida.edu 

Scholarships range from $500 - $3,000. Merit and need-based scholarships and grants also available. Applicant must have applied and been accepted to the Institute to apply for a scholarship. Returning students are also eligible to apply. Good academic standing is an important criteria. 

Wayne State University 
Department of Mortuary Science 
5439 Woodward Ave 
Detroit, MI 48202 
Phone: 313-577-2050-Paula Walker
Fax: 313-577-4456
Email: paula@wayne.edu 

One $500 scholarship. Applicants must have completed one semester within the mortuary science department and have achieved a minimum 3.3 GPA. Recipients will be selected by the college. 

St. Louis Community College 
at Forest Park 
5600 Oakland Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63110 
314-644-9327 - Steven Koosmann 

At least one scholarship for $750. Must be a Missouri resident who plans on being licensed in Missouri following graduation. 

Mercer County Community College 
1200 Old Trenton Road, PO Box B
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: 609-570-3472
Fax: 609-570-3878

One to four $500 scholarships determined by amount available from Alumni Association and MCCC Foundation funds. Blanchard Scholarship is for students not eligible for financial aid scholarships from other sources. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available from several district funeral director associations.

Simmons Institute of Funeral Service 
1828 South Ave 
Syracuse, NY 13207 
315-475-5142 Maurice Wightman 

Two $500 scholarships, one spring and one fall. Funds restricted to Simmons students. Contact the Institute for other available scholarships.

State University of New York College of Technology at Canton 
Mortuary Science Program 
Canton, NY 13617 
Phone: 315-386-7170-Ralph Klicker
Email: klicker@canton.eduMany scholarships available to SUNY at Canton students only. Contact College Foundation for further information. 

Fayetteville Technical Community College 
PO Box 35236 
Fayetteville, NC 28303 
910-678-8301 - Michael Landon 

Scholarship/Financial Aid Information: Scholarships are available. Financial Aid Office, Student Center, Room 126; Telephone: (910) 678-8242 or  https://www.faytechcc.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/#scholarships 

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science 
645 W. North Bend Rd 
Cincinnati, OH 45224-1462 
513-761-2020 - Patsy Leon
Fax: 513-761-3333

The Ohio Embalmers Association has a scholarship available to Ohio students only. For more information please contact Professor David Hicks. You can also download an application for the Ohio Embalmers Association Scholarship on their website.

OFDA - Ohio Funeral Directors Association Scholarship: Applications are available in May for current students entering in the fall. Interviews are in July and awards are determined by August. Applicants must be an Ohio resident with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Scholarships are paid the last two terms of enrollment. For applications contact Melissa Sullivan at Melissa@ofdaonline.org.  Other scholarships are available athttps://www.ccms.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/overview/

University of Central Oklahoma
Funeral Service Department
Coyner Health Sciences Building
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
Ph. 405-974-5001
Fax 405-974-3848

Several national organizations offer scholarships, information is listed on website at www.uco.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/

Mount Hood Community College 
26000 S.E. Stark St 
Gresham, OR 97030 
Phone:503-491-6940-Doug Ferrin
Email: Doug.Ferrin@mhcc.edu 

Idaho Funeral Service Scholarship: Scholarship for an outstanding Funeral Service Education student. Must be a registered student in the MHCC Funeral Service Education program.

Oregon Funeral Directors Association: Scholarship for a second-year student with a minimum of 35 completed credit hours towards an associate degree in the Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

Ellsworth and Eleanora Purdy Scholarship: Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

SCI Oregon Funeral Services Inc. Scholarship: Scholarship for a full-time student enrolled in the MHCC Funeral Service Education program at MHCC.

Northampton Community College 
Department of Funeral Service Education 
3835 Green Pond Rd 
Bethlehem, PA 18017 
610-861-5388 - John V. Lunsford 

Two $500 - $1,000 scholarships. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a full-time funeral service education student. Contact department chairperson for further information. 

Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science 
5808 Baum Blvd 
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706 
412-362-8500 - Eugene Ogrodnik
Fax: 412-362-1684

Scholarships vary, currently $1,000 each. Must currently be a student at Pittsburgh Institute. 

John A. Gupton College 
1616 Church St 
Nashville, TN 37055 
Fax: 615-321-4518
Email: collard@guptoncollege.edu

One full scholarship available. Student must be a Tennessee resident.

Service Corporation International Scholarship:  This scholarship is used to provide financial assistance to certified students. This scholarship is based on need of the student along with the commitment to a career in funeral service.

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service 
415 Barren Springs Dr 
Houston, TX 77090 
281-873-0262 - Todd Van Beck 

Twelve $250 to $500 scholarships. Donors may stipulate conditions under which the awards are made. Applicants must be full time students at Commonwealth Institute with two quarters of satisfactory progress. 

Dallas Institute of Funeral Service 
3909 South Buckner Blvd 
Dallas, TX 75227 
800-235-5444 - James M. Shoemake
Fax: 214-388-0316

Five or more $250 - $500 scholarships. Must be in the third quarter of schooling at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Donors may stipulate conditions under which awards are made. 

San Antonio College 
Mortuary Science Program 
1300 San Pedro Ave 
San Antonio, TX 78212-4299 
Phone: 210-486-1134
Fax: 210-486-1749
Email: mallen-martin@alamo.edu
Web: www.alamo.edu/sac/academics/program-index/public-service/mortuary-science/

Financial assistance is available through the San Antonio College Financial Aid Office.