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Tradition of Caring® Mortuary Science Scholarship

Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. We annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $3,500 and $500.

This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the next school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

All application materials must be received by the deadline in order to be considered. The deadline for the 2021-2022 program has passed. Please check back in Spring 2022 for information about our next program.

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Application Requirements

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  • Information about your history, education & community involvement

  • Essay about why you chose the mortuary science profession

  • One professional and one character reference letter

  • A transcript from your current educational institution

The scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the upcoming school year, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

The deadline for the 2021-2022 program has passed. Please check back in Spring 2022 for information about our next program.

Who is the scholarship open to?

Our scholarship is open to all students pursuing a degree in mortuary science who will be enrolled during the school year following the scholarship award, as well as high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Eligible recipients must have a high school diploma or GED and be currently enrolled in a mortuary science program, or be a graduating high school senior who intends to enroll in a mortuary science program. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours or 18 quarter hours in a program of mortuary science education at an ABFSE-accredited institution for the semester in which the scholarship will be applied. Part-time students may be eligible for a partial scholarship award of $500. Applications must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

What is required to apply?

To apply, you must provide:

  • Information about your history, education and community involvement.
  • A 500-word essay about why you chose the mortuary science profession and provide an example that demonstrates one of our Core Values.
  • One professional and one character reference letter
  • A transcript from your current educational institution

What are the scholarship amounts?

Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $3,500 and $500. Full-time students are eligible for either amount. Part-time students are eligible for the $500 award. Scholarships are non-renewable; however, past recipients may reapply annually.

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