While mortuary science is not exactly a subject that is very high in demand to major in at college, it is a quite lucrative career. Not every student has the stomach to concentrate their studies on a field that is related to dealing with the dead. However, individuals who want to study mortuary science may not necessarily have the funds required to attend school. Fortunately, there are scholarships available for mortuary science students throughout the country that can help.
The American Board of Funeral Service Education Scholarship offers a great opportunity for students who are majoring in mortuary science or funeral service. The scholarship is given to individuals who are enrolled in an accredited college or university and who have completed at least one semester in their course of studies. To be considered, students must be United States citizens and should have a financial need for the scholarship in order to continue their studies toward gaining a career in mortuary science.
The Mortuary Science Scholarship through the Hilgenfeld Foundation for Mortuary Science exists to benefit worthy college students who are either undergraduates or graduates and are studying mortuary science. To be considered, the individual must be a United States citizen and should maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0. Scholarships are given in amounts ranging between $200 and $500. The student must be past their freshman year at the time of applying for the scholarship.
The Wallace S. and Wilma K. Laughlin Foundation Trust Scholarships are awarded through the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association to students who are residents of Nebraska. Eligibility criteria includes being a graduate of a Nebraska high school and being currently enrolled in mortuary science for a future career in the field. The student must provide proof of residing in Nebraska for at least the past three years, financial need, their grades and letters of recommendation to be considered for the award.