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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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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY ICCFA
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 ICCFA Next Generation Committee has created a scholarship fund through the ICCFA Educational Foundation and will be offering scholarships to the 2015 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 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.
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. Deadline for submission: November 13, 2015.
Fall Management Conference
The Educational Foundation offers the Fall Management Conference Scholarship to pay for the registration fee for a graduate of ICCFA University to attend the Fall Management Conference. Deadline for submission: August 1, 2015.
In addition to the ICCFA programs, several state and regional associations have offered scholarships to attend ICCFA University:
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.
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.