Scholarships

Get help toward the cost of mortuary school.

Each year, the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation awards scholarships to New Jersey resident mortuary school students. Scholarships are based primarily on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service, rather than financial need.

Click to Download the NJFSEC Scholarship Application

All applications must be received in the NJFSEC office by the close of business on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

To qualify, applicants must be registered in a mortuary science program accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE). Those applicants continuing or beginning their mortuary school studies during the fall of 2021 are eligible. The scholarship program is designed to help toward the costs of mortuary school. Individuals enrolled in preparatory courses or programs are not eligible.

All applicants must:

  • Be a New Jersey resident who intends to become a New Jersey licensed funeral director.
  • Be currently registered as an intern with the New Jersey State Board of Mortuary Science.
  • Be registered in or attending a mortuary science program accredited by the ABFSE for the fall 2021 semester.
  •  Maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a scale of 4.0 in college/university programs. (Individuals who attended more than one college/university must have a combined average for all institutions of 3.0).
  • Submit a completed application and all corresponding materials by the application deadline. Incomplete, late and/or handwritten applications will not be considered.
  • Participate in an in-person interview.

Please see the scholarship application for additional submission details.

Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made no later than August 15, 2021. All applicants will be notified by mail. 

Questions? Call 800.734.3712.

Disclosure: Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation. Awards are based on completed applications. The decision of the NJFSEC is final. The NJFSEC reserves the right not to make an award if applicants do not meet scholarship standards. The NJFSEC also reserves the right to split awards.

The NJFSEC treats scholarship applicants without regard to race, creed, sex, age, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, disability or handicap, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status or association member or non-member affiliation.

In addition to scholarships from the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation, there is also funeral funding available from national funeral service organizations as well as mortuary schools.

For more information on such programs, visit the National Funeral Directors Association's website or the mortuary schools directly.

Make a Donation

There is no better way to remember the life of a friend in funeral service than with a donation to the New Jersey Funeral Service Education In Memoriam, Community Outreach and Scholarship Programs. Your donation contributes to the growth of our scholarship fund for outstanding mortuary science students in New Jersey and annual community outreach in the name of funeral service.

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