CFDA Home pageScholarship Award Application for Students Currently Enrolled in Mortuary Science School

The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is committed to excellence in funeral service education. This Scholarship Award program has been established to support that commitment by providing funds to qualified students currently enrolled in an accredited mortuary science school, with plans to complete their education and serve the public as a funeral director in the state of Connecticut.

Every year, an award of $1,000 in scholarship funds will be presented to two (2) currently enrolled mortuary science students.

All scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Award Committee of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. Awards will be based on application information, academic record and the evaluation of the required essays. The decision of the Scholarship Award Committee will be final. The committee reserves the right not to make the award if there are no applicants or if the applicants do not meet the standards of the committee.

Notification of the award will be mailed to the student and will be awarded at our annual convention in December. The award is to be used exclusively for the payment of tuition of mortuary science required classes to qualify for the associate degree.

Acceptable proof of legal Connecticut residency is voter registration, driver’s license, or documented declaration of legal domicile.

Applications must be submitted by November 1st of each year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a legal resident of the state of Connecticut.
  • The applicant must submit the application form, a current college transcript, and two proofs of Connecticut residency.
  • The application form must be legible and essays must be typewritten and double-spaced.
  • The applicant must not have been the recipient of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Award at any time previous to this application.

“Choosing your Career”
Describe the process you used and the experiences you underwent in your decision to enter the funeral service profession.  Also, give your perception of the value of the funeral.

“Tell Us About Yourself”
Tell the Scholarship Award Committee enough about you to help us feel we know you. This information may include books of interest to you, experiences that had a significant impact on you, what you do on your own time or any other information you care to share with us.

To Apply
Download the scholarship application form (PDF)

    Mail completed application form and essay to:
    Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
    Attn: John Cascio
    364 Silas Deane Highway
    Wethersfield, CT 06109

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