Continuing the tradition of making educational opportunities available to the deathcare profession, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s (ICCFA) Educational Foundation will be awarding one free scholarship to the 2022 ICCFA University to each American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABSFE) accredited funeral service and mortuary science program in the U.S. In turn, the funeral service educational programs will each select one deserving student to receive the scholarship and join their peers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA this July 22-27.

When asked about this initiative, Educational Foundation president Jim Price, CCFE, CCrE, commented, “We believe that education is critical to the well-being and future of the deathcare profession, so what better place to start a career-long learning path than with today’s students of our mortuary science programs? By giving them the opportunity to attend the ICCFA University at no cost, learn from those already established in their careers, and experience the comradery that comes from being with like-minded individuals, we believe their passion and commitment to funeral service will last their lifetime.”

ICCFA University is a one-of-a-kind program designed by top experts in the cemetery, cremation, and funeral service profession. Its eight colleges cover every area of management and operations, and classes are continually updated to include the latest innovations and techniques. Courses combine proven business theory with practical operational instruction, and the staff encourage ongoing participation and interaction.

The scholarships will cover the $2,000 registration fee. Student will be responsible for their travel and accommodations at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

The ICCFA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity, established to make education accessible to future leaders in the deathcare profession and thereby raise the standards of professionalism within the industry. To learn more about the work of the Foundation and upcoming educational opportunities, please visit