How to Make Your Application Stand Out from the Rest!

Our scholarship committee is gearing up to read over 400 applications in the coming months. We asked them for some tips to help your application stand out from the rest!

  1. Thoroughly answer all questions and submit all materials. A complete application is the first step to making it through the process. We simply have too many applications to consider any that are incomplete. Funeral directors must have a keen eye for detail because every little detail matters on the day of a funeral. An incomplete or sloppy application will not demonstrate this quality.
  2. Tell us your story. You are pursuing a funeral service career for a reason, and we want to know about it. We are looking to see your personality and hear your unique story in your application. Your ability to tell your own story speaks to your ability to help families showcase their loved one’s lives and create beautiful ceremonies in their honor.
  3. Do your research. When you apply, and especially if you are selected for an interview to advance through the process, take some time to learn about our company and what makes us unique in our industry. Visit to learn more about us. This helps demonstrate your interest and engagement, qualities which we look for in funeral directors.
  4. Practice professionalism in your communication with us. If we call you to schedule an interview, we are looking for enthusiasm and professionalism on your part. This is a great opportunity for us to understand how you might communicate with families and co-workers in a professional environment. Phone etiquette is a big part of a funeral director’s skill set, so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to show your skills.

We hope these tips help you submit a great application and look forward to seeing your application soon. By the way, keep these tips in mind later when you are writing resumes and applying for jobs. They will serve you well in your career!