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Welcome to the CIFS Library: Scholarships

National Board Exam Scholarship

The Conference Board of Directors draws five names in the spring and fall, awarding ten National Board Exam Scholarships in total each year. Recipients will receive one complimentary NBE registration (a $570 value), which can be used up to one year from the selection date. To enter, candidates will submit a brief essay through The Conference’s website https://theconferenceonline.org/scholarship/ 

For full details, please visit the NBE Scholarship Entry Form on The Conference’s website. https://theconferenceonline.org/scholarship/

Awarded twice a year,The Funeral Service Foundation  now offers up to 18 total scholarships, ranging from $2,500-$5,000. Scholarships are available to full- and part-time students pursuing a degree in mortuary science from an ABFSE-accredited program, or accredited Canadian programs. Applications are accepted from February 15-April 1  and from  September 15-November 1.

Other Scholarship Lists

Funeral Service Scholarships

Due Dates National Scholarships
February 15 - April 1 &
September 15 - November 1
NFDA's Funeral Service Foundation's Academic Scholarships - 24 available
March 1 & September 1 (ABFSE)The American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarships
May 31 & October 31 The Selected Independent Funeral Homes' Educational Trust's Second-Career Scholarship Program
June 27 The 100 Black Women of Funeral Service, Inc.
? (NFDMA )The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Scholarships
July 31 Bogati Urns Scholarship
July 1 Foundation Partners Group Scholarship
December 15 (OGR) The International Order of the Golden Rule Awards of Excellence Application period opens mid-October
December 31 Service Corporation International Scholarship Program, 25 scholarship opportunitites
  For additional information regarding scholarships and grants available to Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service students, please contact our Financial Aid Advisor at 281-873-0262 or 800-628-1580.
State Scholarships
Due Dates State Scholarships
 Arkansas Scholarships
No Deadline Accepts throughout year Arkansas Funeral Directors Association's Verlyn L. Heath Memorial Scholarship
Florida Scholarships
May 25 FCCFA Scholarship Application-Rev
Indiana Scholarships
April 30 IFDA has 4 scholarships available
Iowa Scholarships
March 1 IFDA has 5 sholarships available
Kentucky Scholarships
none FDAofKY's Pat R. Caniff Scholarship
Louisiana Scholarships
March 15 LFDA's Gerald M. Robbins Sr. Scholarship
Maryland Scholarships
October 31 Maryland State Funeral Directors Assoc.'s Daniel T. Mulheran Memorial Scholarship
Nebraska Scholarships
June 30 NeFDA's Wallace S. and Wilma K. Laughlin Foundation Trust Scholarships
New York Scholarships
May 31 NYSFDA's Tribute Foundation Scholarship
North Carolina Scholarships
March 31 NCFDA's has 3 financial assistance opportunities for mortuary science students
South Carolina Scholarships
April 1 & October 1 SCFDA's Evelyn J Davis Memorial Scholarship
Tennessee Scholarships
January 15 ? TNFDA's Herbert W. Mayes Memorial Scholarship
Texas Scholarships
February 28 &
August 30
The Texas Funeral Directors Association
Students must apply through the college's financial aid office.
Virginia Scholarships
September 30 VMA's H. L. Minor & Daniel R. Brown Scholarship
Washington Scholarships
April 1 WSFDA's Bill Martin Scholarship
For additional information regarding scholarships and grants available to Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service students, please contact our
Financial Aid Advisor at 281-873-0262 or 800-628-1580.
Contact Us:

Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
Dr. George Poston Library
415 Barren Springs Dr.
Houston, TX 77090
281-873-0262  or  800-628-1580