Other Scholarships

In addition to scholarships from the New Jersey Funeral Service Education Corporation (NJFSEC), 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.

New Jersey County Funeral Director Associations (FDA)

The following is a list of additional scholarships offered by New Jersey's county funeral director associations. The list below is by county and is not all inclusive. For more information on counties not listed, students should contact each funeral directors association district directly.

Bergen County FDA

Based on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service, rather than financial need.

  • Award: Varies
  • Application deadline: May 1

For more information and an application e-mail the district's scholarship committee chairperson at bergencountyfda@gmail.com.

Burlington County FDA:  The Patrick T. Perinchief Memorial Scholarship

Based on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service, rather than financial need. Paid directly to school.

  • Award: Up to $1,500
  • Application deadline: October 31

For more information and an application contact the Patrick T. Perinchief Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee, c/o Burlington County Funeral Directors Association, 235 Mill Lane, Columbus NJ 08022.

Hudson County FDA

Based on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service, rather than financial need.

  • Award: Up to $500
  • Application deadline: June 30

For more information and an application, contact Lizabeth S. Konopka, CFSP, Konopka Funeral Home, 9046 Palisade Avenue, North Bergen, NJ 07047 (201) 865-0923.

Middlesex & Somerset FDA

Applicant must be proposed by a member of the Middlesex & Somerset Funeral Directors Association.

  • Award: Up to two $500
  • Application deadline: June 30

For more information, contact Timothy I. Morgan at TIMorgan@comcast.net.

Monmouth & Ocean FDA:  The Tony D Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must qualify through their demonstration of high academic performance and a strong commitment to the ideals of funeral service, which will allow them to carry on the pride and dignity of our profession.

  • Award: Maximum of two up to $1,000
  • Application deadline: June 30

For more information and a scholarship application, contact Scholarship Committee Chair Mark L. Tobie, Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home & Cremation Service LLC, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 (609) 597-4411.

Passaic FDA Scholarship

Based primarily on academic performance and a strong commitment to funeral service rather than financial need.

  • Award: Varies
  • Application deadline: June 30

For more information and an application contact Scholarship Chair Patricia Moore, CFSP, at 973.694.0072.