Scholarships/Educational Foundation

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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.

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ICCFA University
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.

Wide World of Sales Conference
The Educational Foundation offers scholarships to pay for the registration fee for sales professionals to attend the Wide World of Sales Conference each year.

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

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.

In the past, the Colorado Association of Cemeteries has awarded full scholarships to ICCFA University covering airfare, tuition and board housing. Learn more and download an application by clicking here.

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

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.

Lasting Impact Awards

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$75,000 donor

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home
$50,000 donor

Live Oak Bank
$50,000 donor

2016 ICCFA University Scholarship Winners

The ICCFA Educational Foundation has announced that it will award 24 ICCFA University scholarships this year. The recipients are:

Kelly Pretty
Pinelawn Memorial Park
, Hartland, WI
Made Possible By “Regions Bank”

Ron Swanson
Einan’s at Sunset Funeral Home, Richland, WA
Made Possible By “Batesville”

Santiago Velez
Funeraria La Esperanza
, Medellin, Columbia
Made Possible By “Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Ryan Walsman
Security National Life
, Muway, Utah
Made Possible By “Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Cameron Webber
Grey Mountain Cemetery
, Yukon, Canada
Made Possible by  “Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Benjamin Wilson
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
, Roanoke, VA
Made Possible by “Midwest Memorial Group / Park Lawn Corp.

Andrea Young-McKernan
White Chapel Cemetery Association, Troy, MI
Made Possible by “Matthews”

Stephanie Zimmerman
Global Atlantic
, Batesville, IN
Made Possible By  “Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Becky Zoch
City of Evansville Cemeteries, Evansville, IN
Made Possible By “Trigard”

Brandon Homer
West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, WA
Made Possible by “Matthews”

Heather Leigh
Greenhaven Memorial Gardens
, Elgin, SC
Made Possible by  ”Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Paula Lindsey
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Columbia, TN
Made Possible by “Live Oak Bank”

Tracy McFee
Oliver’s Funeral Home, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
Made Possible by “Batesville”

Diana Mendoza
Green Hills Mortuary, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Made Possible by “Wilbert Funeral Services”

Matthew Morian
Lucas Funeral Home, Grapevine, TX
Made Possible By “Batesville”

Stephen Mulder
Sunset Gardens & Einans Funeral Home, Richland, WA
Made Possible By “Midwest Memorial Group / Park Lawn Corp.”

Troy P O’Brien
Edmunds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN
Made Possible By “Regions Bank”

Nancy Bro
G.A.R. Cemetery
, Miami, FL
Made Possible by  “Midwest Memorial Group / Park Lawn Corp.”

Pamela Brown
Hillside Cemetery
, Wilton, CT
Made Possible by “Matthews”

Carlos Colon
Hepburn-Superior, Miami, FL
Made Possible by “Memorial Classic Golf Tournament”

Rachel Dwyer
Heritage Funeral Home, Harker Heights, TX
Made Possible by “Cypress Lawn / Kenneth Edward Varner Memorial Scholarship”

Debora Gagnon
Knollwood Cemetery
, Sharon, MA
Made Possible by “NGL National Guardian Life”

Stanley Eastep
Polk Memorial Gardes, Columbia, TN
Veteran Scholarship Made Possible by “Geno Merendino”

Darryl Hill
Eternity Gardens, Chicago, IL
Made Possible by:  Matthews / Aurora