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Scholarships/Educational Foundation



Education = Opportunity.
Opportunity is Knocking: Apply for a Scholarship Today!

The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships to attend ICCFA educational programs through the ICCFA Educational Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity that supports the association's educational programs.

Learn how you can make a difference by clicking here.



Wide World of Sales Conference
The Educational Foundation offers the Ron Robertson Scholarship to pay for the registration fee for a sales professional to attend the Wide World of Sales Conference.

ICCFA University

The ICCFA Next Generation Committee has created a scholarship fund through the ICCFA Educational Foundation and will be offering scholarships to the 2014 session of ICCFA University. These scholarships will cover full tuition and meals as well as part of the recipients' hotel costs.  

In addition, the NextGen committee has created the Merendino Veterans Scholarship, a specially designated scholarship to be awarded to an active or veteran member of the armed forces or military reserves. This scholarship is named after Gino Merendino due to his initial and ongoing support of hiring veterans in our profession.

The ICCFA Educational Foundation's Scholarship Awards are presented annually to selected recipients. Applicants must be ICCFA members in good standing and employed in the cemetery, cremation and funeral profession for a minimum of two years.

The Central States Cemetery Association made an endowment to the ICCFA Educational Foundation in 2009 to establish a scholarship award to ICCFAU for applicants from the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The Western Cemetery Alliance made an endowment to the ICCFA Educational Foundation in 2010 in general support of the Foundation. 


In addition to the ICCFA programs, several state and regional associations have offered scholarships to attend ICCFAU:

The Cemetery & Cremation Association of British Columbia offers an annual scholarship covering registration fees along with all housing and meals while attending ICCFAU. Learn more about their scholarship efforts by clicking here.

The Colorado Association of Cemeteries is awarding a FULL scholarship to ICCFA University 2012 covering airfare, tuition and board housing. Learn more and download an application by clicking here.

The Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association awards one scholarship, each fiscal year, in the amount of $2,500 for an FCCFA member to attend the ICCFAU. Click here for complete details and to download the application. 

The Southern Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association also runs a scholarship program and has begun awarding scholarships to ICCFAU. Visit for complete details or to download the application.

The Massachusetts Cemetery Association offers scholarships not only to ICCFAU, but to other educational programs. Visit for more details.



$75,000 donor

$50,000 donor

$50,000 donor

Regions Bank ($75,000)

Robert Gordon Sr., CCFE, CCrE, CSE, Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home ($50,000)

Live Oak Bank ($50,000)

Anthony Guerra ($1,000)

Celebris Memorial Services Inc. ($1,000)

Darin Drabing ($1,000)

Gino Merendino/ Merendino Cemetery Care ($1,000)

Jake Johnson, Johnson Consulting Group ($1,000)

James and Kim Price ($1,000)

Jay Brammer ($1,000)

Mark J. Krause, CFuE ($1,000)

Carriage Services ($500)

Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY ($500)

Dan Garrison ($500)

Ernie Heffner ($500)

Ken Lee ($500)

Larry Stuart Jr. ($500)

Ronald Robertson ($500)

Charles Ged ($400)

Cold Spring Memorial Group ($300)

Dyanne Matzkevich ($300)

Jennifer Frew ($300)

Sinosource International ($300)

Frank Bantle ($250)

Kelvin Pennington ($250)

Laurens Fish, III ($250)

Michael & Victoria Uselton in memory of Charlie "Tig" Tighe ($250)

John Berge/Teamwork Production ($225)

Gwen Mooney ($200)

SinoSource International Co. ($200)

David Twiford ($200)

Tribute Precast Systems ($150)

Kyle Nikola ($135)

Michael Eddy ($125)

Abigail Brammer Quiocho ($100)

Anthony Desmond/Cypress Hills Cemetery ($100)

Christine Hentges ($100)

Fred Miller ($100)

Mike Stephens ($100)

Nick Timpe ($100)

Thomas Daly, CCE, Cemetery Helpful Solutions ($100)

Dave Shremshock ($50)

Jeff Smith ($50)

Theodore Samuel ($50)

Dr. Linda Grappin ($25)

Mark H. Bates ($25)

Rhonda Gustitis ($25)

Benny Mills ($15)

Benise Moody ($10)

Mary Disher ($5)



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