Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust together with Ring Ring Marketing has designed wonderful financial aid program called “Second-Career Scholarships”. This year, with the support of Ring Ring Marketing, Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust has been able to fund four scholarships that will go toward the education of those learners who aspire to work as a funeral director as a second career. Each scholarship is valued at $1,500. These scholarships have been made available annually – two in late June and two in late December. For participation, applicants are required to be enrolled and attending classes (in-person or online) on a full-time basis at an ABFSE-accredited Mortuary Science Program.
The organization wants to give motivation to those who are interested in pursuing second career as funeral director by providing them monetary support. It can be quite difficult for anyone to prepare for two careers. In doing so, one has to go through several challenges out of which financial issues are primary. Lack of fund can for sure bring to many challenges in students’ life and might make things harder for them as they go further in their learning journey. Preparing for two careers requires money, time and dedication. To help such aspired learners who see funeral directing as their second career option, with money related issues, this scholarship is initiated by the organization and open to be availed.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust, a charitable organization, provides support to the entire independent funeral home profession. Apart from this, it funds scholarships, research initiatives, educational programs and other assistance to promote life-long learning for all who work within, and in support of, independent funeral service.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust|
|Education Level||College students|
|Number of Awards||4|
|Contest Deadline||May 31 (for the Spring cycle) and October 31|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Personal essay, financial needs assessment form, coursework and GPA assessment form, letter of recommendation and letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer|
Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be enrolled and attending classes (in-person or online) on a full-time basis at an ABFSE-accredited Mortuary Science Program.
Candidates should not be related to an owner of a funeral home currently operating in North America.
Aspirants can provide proof of the following:
- You have previously worked full or part-time in at least one career other than funeral service and that funeral service will be a new career for you.
- Tuition and fees owed and any financial assistance you have already or are currently receiving.
- What mortuary sciences courses you have completed to date and what courses in which you are currently enrolled.
- Your current Mortuary Science GPA
- You can and will complete and sign the online application form and submit all the required documents by the deadline identified.
- You are not a former recipient of a Second-Career Scholarship Award.
How to Apply?
The application process includes filling an online application form with accurate and complete information. The form should be completed carefully and sent to the organization by the application deadline. Late forms will not be received.
- Personal essay
- Financial needs assessment form
- Coursework and GPA assessment form
- Letter of recommendation
- Letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer
There are four scholarships available for qualified candidates and each scholarship is worth $1500. The award amount will help students cover their tuition and study related expenses. Students can pay their educational bills and remove their barrier standing on their way of establishing two successful careers.
There are two application deadlines: May 31 (for the Spring cycle) and October 31. Send your application on or before one deadline for the cycle you are interested in gaining scholarship in.