The National Scholarship Program of the American Board of Funeral Service Education is located in Woodbury Heights, NJ. Established in the 1960s, ABFSE provides financial awards to students enrolled in funeral service or mortuary science programs. The program awards scholarships to hundreds of students, and the ABFSE Committee is happy to announce this year is no different! This scholarship competition is quite competitive, so read the instructions carefully.
Who is eligible for a ABFSE National Scholarship?
For these awards, all applicants must:
- Be citizens of the United States
- Complete at least one semester of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education
- Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program that commences after the award date (April or September)
- Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards
Reminder: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee, so make sure that you take the time to fill out and then double-check all forms!
For a detailed list of requirements, please click here.
How much is the ABFSE National Scholarship worth?
Scholarship awards are applied directly to the winner’s college. Scholarships are generally worth from $1,500 to $2,500 for an academic year. A big perk of this scholarship is that students may apply once per calendar year as long as they are in good standing. Payment is made after official confirmation of student enrollment from the college or university. Last year, the ABFSE Committee awarded five awards totaling $9,000!
When is the ABFSE National Scholarship application due?
The application deadlines are March 1st or September 1st.
For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.