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State Funeral Director Associations O - Z

Ohio Funeral Directors Association
PO Box 21760
Columbus, OH 43221-0760
Phone: 614-486-5339 - Stephen J. Gehlert or Melissa Sullivan
Fax: 614-486-5358

Ten to fifteen $500 - $3,000 scholarships (may vary). Offered to mortuary students who attend Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science or Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and plan to work in Ohio upon graduation.

Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association
6801 N Broadway #106
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405-843-0730 - Jay Baines
Fax: 405-843-5404

Up to $1,500 per individual in scholarships (number of scholarships depends on need, number of applicants and available funds). Must practice in Oklahoma after licensure or monies must be repaid. Requires a letter of recommendation from an OFDA member.

Oregon Funeral Directors Association
c/o Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-491-6941 or 503-491-6940 – Bill Malcom
Fax: 503-491-6050

One $1,500 scholarship. Must be enrolled as a full-time funeral service student at Mount Hood Community College with a minimum of 35 completed credit hours, prove financial need for aid and retain a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship monies must be used for tuition; requires two letters of recommendation from school instructors or counselors.

Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association
7441 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17112-3609
Phone: 717-545-7215 - John W. Eirkson
Fax: 717-545-7360

Two $500 scholarships. Selection done by schools.

Tennessee Funeral Directors Association
1616 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-321-8792 - Bob Batson
Fax: 615-321-8794

Two $1,000 scholarships. Must be a Tennessee resident.

Texas Funeral Directors Association
1513 South Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78741
Phone: 512-442-2304
Fax: 512-443-3559

Six $250 scholarships (two per year to three schools). Must be a student attending a mortuary school in Texas.

Vermont Funeral Directors Association
P.O. Box 454
Woodstock, VT 05091-0454
Phone: 802-457-1224- Gregory Camp
Fax: 802-457-1026

Scholarships vary. Must be a Vermont state resident. Contact VFDA for further information.

Virginia Funeral Directors Association
1011 E. Main Street, Ste 400|
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-264-0505
Fax: 804-264-3260

One $500 scholarship. Must be a Virginia resident, employed by a VFDA-member firm, prove financial need, have a 2.0 GPA and write a 200-word essay. May apply six months prior to entering college or, if already enrolled, funds will be applied to second term.

Washington State Funeral Directors Association
Scholarship Committee
2115 South 56th Street, Suite 105
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-588-7111 – Jewell Steffensen
Fax: 253-588-7444

Awards scholarships to persons enrolling full-time in Mortuary College. The number and amount of the scholarships, if any, vary from year to year, the minimum amount being $500. Deadline for application is April of each year. Contact WSFDA for further information.

West Virginia Funeral Directors Association
815 Quarrier St, Ste 345
Charleston, WV 25301-2616
Phone: 304-345-4711
Fax: 304-346-6416

George E. Reger Memorial Scholarship provides funds to persons who have chosen to enter the funeral profession. Application process is as follows: request application from association office, must be a WV resident for at least two years prior to mortuary school entry. Financial need must be demonstrated, must have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average, must complete all required application form.

Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association
22 E Mifflin St, Ste 1010
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-256-1757

For more information, please contact:
Gary Langendorf
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Road
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: 262-552-9000

Scholarships are only given to Wisconsin residents, but attendance at an out of state school qualifies. Consideration for attendance at two year school is given after the first year is completed.

Wyoming Funeral Directors Association
6135 Trailhead Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Toll Free: 888-678-9332
Phone: 303-471-6072 - Curtis D. Rostad
Fax: 303-471-6081

One $1,000 scholarship. Must be resident of Wyoming. Monies paid directly to the school.