The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships that waives the cost of registration to attend ICCFA events through the ICCFA Educational Foundation. Scholarships are available for the ICCFA DEAD Talks sales conference, ICCFA University, and the fall ICCFA Leadership Summit.

ICCFA Educational Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity that supports the association’s educational programs.

ICCFA University
Scholarships

ICCFA University 2024 will be held July 19-24 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scholarships are now closed, but interested attendees can still register online.

Pet Loss & Integration Short Course
Scholarships

The 2024 PLPA Pet Loss & Integration Short Course will be held July 20-21 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scholarships are now closed, but interested attendees can still register online.

ICCFA Leadership Summit
Scholarships

The 2024 ICCFA Leadership Summit will be held October 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas.

Information regarding scholarships for the 2024 ICCFA Leadership Summit will be available in Summer 2024.

DEAD Talks Sales Conference
Scholarships

DEAD Talks 2025 will be held at Park MGM Las Vegas on February 4-6, 2025.

Information regarding scholarships for DEAD Talks 2025 will be available in Fall 2024.

The Foundation’s Impact

Thanks to the generosity of the ICCFA Educational Foundation and its donors, 108 ICCFA University students were able to attend this incredible educational event without the cost of registration. Check out what these five recipients had to say about their experience at ICCFAU 2023!

Educational Foundation Board

Gino Merendino

President, Educational Foundation
Merendino Cemetery Care

Trustees

Jim Price, CCFE, CCrE
Johnson Consulting Group

Bob Boetticher, Sr.
Service Corporation International

Gwen Mooney, CCFE
Cave Hill Cemetery

Gino Merendino
Merendino Cemetery Care

Kevin Gaffney
Funeral Directors Life

Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
Blackstone Cemetery Development

Mitch Rose, CCFE, CCrE
Oahu Cemetery & Crematory

Chris Trainor
Batesville

Poul Lemasters, Esq.
ICCFA Legal Counsel

Allen Dave, CFuE
Allen Dave Funeral Directors & Cremation Tribute Center

Jack E. Lechner, Jr., CFSP
Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Thank you to the following Foundation donors!