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Mortuary College Scholarships - States A-M



Bishop State College:
Baker-Gaines Central Campus
1365 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
Mobile, AL 36603

Three hundred (300) $1,800 per year scholarships available. Students in mortuary science/funeral service education may apply for any of the 300 state-approved scholarships. Applications may be requested from the college at anytime.

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Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 College St
Mountain Home, AR 72653
870-508-6157 – Matt Buel

Four scholarships available; two at $425 each for full-time students and two at $200 each for part-time students. Enrolled at Arkansas State University Mountain Home. Scholarships not limited to funeral science students. Must be resident of Arkansas, GPA of 2.5 for one scholarship and 3.0 for the other scholarship and three letters or recommendation.

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Funeral Service Program
P.O. Box 140
Hope, AR 71702-0140
870-722-8206 – Karen Davis

Numerous scholarships available, ranging from $250 to payment of full tuition. For further information on all scholarships, please contact the school.

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American River College
Funeral Service Education Program
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
Fax: 916-484-8572
Jeffrey W. Stephenson, Program Coordinator

Financial Aid and General Scholarship Information can be located at The college accepts federal and state financial aid. Scholarships available for funeral service education students: California Funeral Directors Association Scholarship; Valley Lode Funeral Directors Association Scholarship.

Cypress College
Department of Mortuary Science
9200 Valley View St
Cypress, CA 90630
714-484-7278 – Glenn A. Bower 

30 scholarships from $250 - $1,000. Must be a resident of the county of which the scholarship is funded by.

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Miami-Dade Community College: MDC North Campus
Room 3142
11380 NW 27 Ave.
Miami, FL 33167-3418
Phone: 305-237-1757 – Der. Heather Belmont

The school offers financial assistance. Qualifications based on scholarship and need. For more information, please contact the school.

St. Petersburg Junior College
PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
813-341-3781 - Kevin Davis

Scholarship available, $250-$500. Based on academics, need and enrollment in the funeral services program.

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Gupton-Jones College
5141 Snapfinger Woods Dr
Decatur, GA 30035-4022
770-593-2257 – Patty Hutcheson
Fax: 770-593-1891

Several scholarships are available ranging from $500 - $2500. Students must be in their third quarter of studies at Gupton-Jones. Many scholarships are based on grades and some require writing an essay.

Ogeechee Technical College
Department of Funeral Service Education
One Joe Kennedy Blvd.
Statesboro, GA 30458

Jarvis Barnes, Funeral Service Education Instructor
Phone: 523-486-7649
Y’Lonne Hodges, Funeral Service Education Director/Instructor
Phone: 541-688-6922 
Crystal Vinson, Funeral Service Education Instructor

The HOPE Scholarship is for qualifying Georgia residents who have met certain academic criteria set forth by the state. Potentially, complete tuition may be paid so that a student has no tuition for their time in college for which they meet the requirements. Georgia Funeral Directors Association Scholarship, Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia/Chandler Family Scholarship, Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia Scholarship, and the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association Scholarship are also available. Pell grants and special OTC Foundation assistance is also available based upon financial need.

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Carl Sandburg College
2232 Lake Storey Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401-9576
309-344-2518 - Tim Krause
Email: – Timothy J. Krause
Email: – Matt Kendall

Four $500 scholarships to each of the four Illinois schools totalling $8,000. Available to Illinois residents only.

Donald H. Gibb Memorial Scholarship is available to a full-time, 2nd year Mortuary Science student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate community service and leadership abilities. 

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
College of Applied Sciences and Arts - MC6615
Mortuary Science and Funeral Service
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-7214-Anthony Fleegl

Ten $250 - $1,000 scholarships. Students must be enrolled full-time in the mortuary science program at SIUC.

Worsham College of Mortuary Science
495 Northgate Pkwy
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-808-8444 - Stephanie Kann
Fax: 847-808-8493

Two $1,000 scholarship in the name of Bruno B. Bak and many other scholarships available. Contact the college office for more information.

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Vincennes University
1002 N 1st St
Vincennes, IN 47591
812-888-5469-Johnathan DeHart

Four $500 scholarships. Must have completed one semester in funeral service education program at Vincennes University. Other non-specific funeral service education student scholarships also are available.

OGR-Awards of Excellence Scholarship program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary science school or college; be scheduled to graduate in the calendar year in which the award is given; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due January 31st of each year. 1-$3500 scholarship, 1-$2000 scholarship. 

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Kansas City Kansas Community College
Mortuary Science Department
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
913-334-7607 – Wiley Wright

Two $375-$400 scholarships (Gibson-Todd Scholarship). Student must be enrolled full-time in the mortuary science program at KCKCC.

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Community College of Baltimore County
Catonsville Campus
Mortuary Science Department
800 S. Rolling Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228
Joyce E. Torchinsky, Department Director

William A. Fialkowski Jr. Memorial Scholarship available only to mortuary science. Other schoolwide/national/local scholarships available as well.

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FINE Mortuary College, LLC
150 Kerry Place
Norwood , MA 02062
781-762-1211 - Lyn Prendergast
Fax: 781-762-7177

Several scholarships available ranging from $250 to $1000. Student must have completed at least 2 courses at FINE, earned a satisfactory GPA and have a good record of attendance.

New England Funeral Service Education at Mount Ida College
777 Dedham St
Newton Centre, MA 02159 
Phone: 617-928-4711 NEI Office

Scholarships range from $500 - $3,000. Merit and need-based scholarships and grants also available. Applicant must have applied and been accepted to the Institute to apply for a scholarship. Returning students are also eligible to apply. Good academic standing is an important criteria.

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Wayne State University
Department of Mortuary Science
5439 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202 
Phone: 313-577-2050-Paula Walker
Fax: 313-577-4456

One $500 scholarship. Applicants must have completed one semester within the mortuary science department and have achieved a minimum 3.3 GPA. Recipients will be selected by the college.

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St. Louis Community College
at Forest Park
5600 Oakland Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-644-9327 - Steven Koosmann 

At least one scholarship for $750. Must be a Missouri resident who plans on being licensed in Missouri following graduation.

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