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State Funeral Director Associations K - N

Kansas Funeral Directors Association Foundation
1200 SW Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66602
Phone: 785-232-7789 - Pamela F. Scott
Fax: 785-232-7791

Applicant must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours in a mortuary science education program at an accredited mortuary science school for the semester which the scholarship will be applied. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, financial need and special abilities. Applicant must submit a written application including a copy of the applicants college transcript . Applications can be obtained at, click on Scholarship Application.

Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky
PO Box 4779
Frankfort, KY 40604
Toll Free: 800-866-3211
Phone: 502-223-0622 - Sidney Fogle
Fax: 502-223-0628

The Scholarship foundation trust awards two (2) $3,000 scholarships per year to qualifying applicants. The student must be a resident of the State of Kentucky for at least the last two (2) immediately proceeding years. Must agree to work in the state for at least two years following issuance of license, must agree to repay the award if fail to meet requirements or are no longer enrolled in school.

Louisiana Funeral Directors Association
309 Saint Landry St
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-289-5950 – Gene Walters
Fax: 337-289-5951

Scholarships ($ amount to be determined) will be awarded to the persons who attend an accredited college offering instruction in Mortuary Science. The recipient must meet requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmer and Funeral Directors. If requested, the applicant will make a personal appearance before the scholarship committee. Applicants must be legal resident of State of Louisiana for the past two years, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher during each semester or quarter to continue receiving scholarship payments.

Maine Funeral Directors Association
38 Young Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011
Attention:  Sally L. Belanger, CFSP, Executive Director
Phone: 207-729-9100
Fax: 207-729-0143

One $500 scholarship. Must be a student from Maine and plan to return to work in Maine.

Maryland State Funeral Directors Association
311 Crain Hwy., SE
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Toll Free: 888-459-9683
Phone: 410-553-9106
Fax: 410-443-9107

One $1,000 scholarship, the Daniel T. Mulheran Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must have completed 15 hours in an accredited mortuary science program with no "D" grade and a GPA of 2.5. Taken into consideration will be financial need, academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, recommendations submitted, and articulateness of the application itself. Applications must be received by October 1st.

Michigan Funeral Directors Association
c/o Michigan Mortuary Science Foundation
PO Box 27158
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-349-9565 – Philip Douma
Fax: 517-349-9819

Three $550 - $2,200 scholarships. Must write an essay and attend Wayne State University.

Minnesota Funeral Directors Association
10800 Old County Road 15
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 517-345-9565 - Shirl Choninard
Fax: 763-398-0118

Two $1,000 scholarships. Applies to tuition only for the mortuary science program at the University of Minnesota, payable in the first quarter of the senior year. Must be a resident of Minnesota and submit high school and/or college transcripts, two essays and letter(s) of recommendation.

Mississippi Funeral Directors Association
PO Box 2033
Jackson, MS 39225-2932
Phone: 888-759-6332
Fax: 601-978-1950

One $500 scholarship. Number of scholarships given depends upon money available annually and need. Must be a resident of Mississippi attending an accredited mortuary science school, be enrolled in the final year of professional education; submit a letter of recommendation from a practicing funeral director, other than a family member; plan to serve his/her internship within the State of Mississippi.

Missouri Funeral Directors Association
P.O. Box 104688
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4688
Phone: 573-635-1661 - Sherry Anderson
Fax: 573-635-9494

Three to five mortuary science scholarships could be awarded up to $1,000 and $500 for funeral directing program. Must be resident of Missouri and plan to work in Missouri following graduation.

Montana Funeral Directors Association
PO Box 4267
Helena, MT 59604-4267
Phone: 406-449-7244
Fax: 406-443-0979 

Up to two $1,000 scholarships. Must plan to return to Montana to work.

Nebraska Funeral Directors Association
6201 S. 58th St., Suite B
Lincoln, NE 08516
Phone: 402-423-8000
Fax: 402-420-0031

Minimum - $1,000; number of scholarships given depends upon money available annually. Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school, meet all pre-mortuary school educational requirements of the Nebraska Department of Regulations and Licensure Credentialing Division, be recommended by a Nebraska FDA member, and be a resident of Nebraska.

New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association
62 Main Street
PO Box 386
Pittsfied, NH 03263
Phone: 603-435-7953 - David J. Pollard
Fax: 603-496-2275

One $500 scholarship. Must be a student from New Hampshire and plan to return to work in New Hampshire.

New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association
1977 Hwy 34
Wall Circle Plaza
Wall, NJ 07719
Phone: 732-974-9444 - Maryann Carroll
Fax: 732-974-8144

Up to four $2,000 scholarships available annually. Applicants must be currently registered in a mortuary science program and resident of New Jersey. Applications due by June 30 each year. Consideration based on academic performance and commitment to funeral service. Financial need not the main determinant. Application includes a written essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation and interview. Call for information on additional scholarships offered by district associations. ns.

New York State Funeral Directors Association Inc
426 New Karner Rd
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518-452-8230
Fax: 518-452-8667

One $500 scholarship. Students are required to be enrolled in their 2nd year of a funeral service program at a New York State school and must be nominated by a NYSFDA member or mortuary science school official.

North Carolina Funeral Directors Association
5860 Faringdon Pl, Ste 2
Raleigh, NC 27609-3931
Toll Free: 800-616-2332
Phone: 919-876-7886 - Larry Stegall
Fax: 919-876-5382

One $400 scholarship. Also offer student loans. Applications considered only between June 1 - July 15 each year for North Carolina residents. For $400 scholarship, must attend Fayetteville Technical Community College.

North Dakota Funeral Directors Association
14658 Maple Drive, SE
Mentor, MN 56736-9486
Phone: 701-360-3118 – Terry Henriksen
Fax: 877-353-8938

Scholarship amount varies. Offered to North Dakota residents who intend to practice in North Dakota upon graduation. Applicant must be in the senior year of a mortuary science education program. Academic performance, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation are also considered.