Funeral Home Studies Scholarship
The Mid-America Transplant Foundation has established a scholarship fund for students from our designated service area who are pursuing post-secondary education in the funeral home industry at an accredited, degree-granting institution. The Foundation is committed to the ongoing development of a strong, skilled workforce in our designated services area and is always exploring new opportunities to support students.
The Mid-America Transplant Foundation will award scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester to students in the final two semesters who meet the application criteria.
- Complete application form and essay.
- Document community activities.
- Confirm admission to an accredited, degree granting program in funeral home studies that prepares students for the national board exam
- Furnish documents demonstrating proof of residency for previous 24 months in Mid-America Transplant’s Designated Services area
- Furnish 3 letters of recommendation (ideally one from a school representative; one from a funeral director, and one from the community and/or civic representative).
- Previous scholarship recipients applying for renewal must provide transcripts for previous semester demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in all required courses.
- Scholarship recipients must agree to attend a one-day workshop at Mid-America Transplant each year they receive the scholarship. The workshop will be held at Mid-America Transplant’s office in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose of the workshop is to educate future leaders in the funeral home industry on the organ and tissue recovery process and the important role funeral homes play in this life saving work.
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET, OR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
For full consideration for the Spring semester, students should apply by Monday, January 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed until all funds are allocated for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Please note: All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the accredited degree granting institution. Scholarship awards will not be released directly to the scholarship recipient.