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State Funeral Director Associations A - I

Alabama Funeral Directors Association Inc
PMB 380
7956 Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone: 334-856-8000
Fax: 334-956-8001

Two $1,000 scholarships, $500 per semester. Applicant must be resident of state, monies paid directly to school.

Arizona Funeral Cemetery & Cremation Association
2753 C. Broadway
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204-1579
Phone: 480-649-1444
Fax: 480-649-0362

One $500 scholarship for a student attending Mesa Community College School of Mortuary Science. One $500 scholarship for a son or daughter of a member of AFDA or a child of an employee of a firm member. Deadline for application is October 31st of each year.

Arkansas Funeral Directors Association
1401 West 6th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-687-9860
Fax: 501-372-4505

Amount determined by Scholarship Committee, applicants must be full time student, Arkansas resident, have completed an internship at an accredited mortuary school, and agree to work in Arkansas for at least two years after graduation.

California Funeral Directors Association
One Capitol Mall, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll Free: 800-255-2332
Phone: 916-325-2361
Fax: 916-444-7462

Two $1,000 scholarships. Letter of recommendation regarding personal qualifications and professional promise needed. A financial statement and a typed 500-word essay explaining motivations for selection of a career in funeral service also required. All applicants must interview with Selection Committee.

Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
350 Silas Deane Highway Suite 202
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-721-0234 - John F. Cascio
Fax: 860-257-3617

  • Family Support Services Scholarship Award Application:
    CFDA annually awards eight (8) $500 scholarships (one in each Connecticut county) to students interested in pursuing careers in a profession that provides emotional or medical support to families. Deadline for scholarships is April 8 of each year
  • Mortuary Science Scholarship Award Application:
    This scholarship Award program has been established to support the commitment by providing $1000 in scholarship funds to be awarded to qualified students whose plans are to complete their education in an accredited mortuary science school and serve the public in their chosen profession in the state of Connecticut.

Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association
150 South Monroe St., Suite 305
PO Box 10727
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Toll Free: 800-226-3332
Phone: 850-224-1969
Fax: 850-224-7965

The Association receives multiple donations each year for scholarships. A minimum of $3,000 will be given each year. Funeral Services, Inc. (FSI) has established a scholarship fund in the name of Doug Stowell and will award two scholarships per year at $500 each. Service Corporations, Inc. (SCI) has established a scholarship fund and will award four scholarships per year at $500 each (totaling $2,000). Applications can be downloaded from the Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association website.

Georgia Funeral Directors Association
PO Box 1865
Roswell, GA 30077
Phone: 770-592-8002 - Randy Norred
Fax: 770-592-3686

One $1,500 scholarship. Must be a resident of Georgia, enrolled in a mortuary science program and provide letters of recommendation.

Idaho Funeral Service Association
c/o Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-491-6941 or 503-491-6940 - Marilyn Newman, Financial Aid Clerk
Fax: 503-491-6050

Three $592 scholarships. All inquiries are to be made directly to Mt. Hood. Scholarship information is not available through the association office. Idaho residents only.

Illinois Funeral Directors Association
215 South Grand Ave West
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-525-2000
Fax: 217-525-8342

Three $750 scholarships to each of the four Illinois schools totaling $9,000. Available to Illinois residents only. Students should contact the school they are attending and request an application.

Indiana Funeral Directors Association
1305 West 96th St, Ste A
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317-846-2448
Fax: 317-846-6534

IFDA offers one $2,000 scholarship and three $1000 scholarships. Three are through the foundation: The Isaac Ball Scholarship ($2,000). The Executive Director scholarship ($1,000), and the Foundation scholarship ($1,000 ). The association offers one $1,000 Frank W. Moore Scholarship. Student must fill out the Scholarship Application Form (available on website) and then apply for any of the separate scholarships by following the submission instructions for each scholarship. Deadline is May 1st of each year.

Iowa Funeral Directors Association
1454 30th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-270-0130 - Carol A. Fleagle or Heather McClure
Fax: 515-270-1569

Must be legal Iowa resident and intend to practice funeral service in Iowa upon graduation, have completed two years and have accumulated 60 credits at an accredited college or university; be enrolled in and attending a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during a period of attendance at the American Board accredited program; have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date in order to be considered for an award.

Jack G. Dodds Scholarship
The Jack G. Dodds Scholarship is one scholarship of $1,000. To be eligible, students must meet the above requirements and have been admitted to or enrolled in the mortuary science program at Des Moines Area Community College.

James R. Corson Scholarship
The James R. Corson Scholarship is one scholarship of $750 and is awarded during the Annual Convention. To be eligible, students must be a graduate of a four-year college or university and be attending or planning to attend Des Moines Area Community College.

Bruce Overton Scholarship
The Bruce Overton Scholarship is one scholarship of $500 and is awarded during the Annual Convention. To be eligible, students must meet the above requirements and have completed four years at an accredited college or university and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Sciences degree.

Susan L. Mitchell Scholarship
The Susan L. Mitchell Scholarship is one scholarship of $500 and is awarded during the Annual Convention. To be eligible, students must meet the above requirements and have been enrolled in the mortuary science program at Des Moines Area Community College.