The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships to attend ICCFA educational programs through the ICCFA Educational Foundation. Scholarships are available for the ICCFA DEAD Talks sales conference and for the ICCFA University.

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

Learn more about the ICCFA Educational Foundation

I was amazed by this opportunity! In one location, I had and still have the great experience to further my education from some of the truest icons and leaders in our vocation. Then add to this once-in-a-lifetime reality the great fringe benefit of making scores of new friends, and professional associates, and well, what can one person say, except WOW! The University experience has added new friendships to my professional network and opened my eyes to a whole new world of innovation and creativity, while at the same time learning from the best of the best.

I learned about the ICCFA U scholarship through Jeff Kidwiler’s presentation to University attendees. I was determined at that point to not only attend the University the next year, but also to apply for a scholarship.

As a small business, the scholarship is truly invaluable. Not only am I able to invest those resources back into my business, but I am also able to attend the University and learn from an outstanding faculty as well as my profession’s colleagues.

Darrell Hill,

DEAD Talks Sales Conference

The Educational Foundation offers scholarships to pay for the registration fee for sales professionals to attend DEAD Talks (formerly Wide World of Sales Conference) each year.

2023 DEAD Talks will be held on January 11 – 13 at Bally’s Las Vegas.

ICCFA Educational Foundation’s ICCFA University Scholarships

The ICCFA Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Awards are presented annually to selected recipients. Applicants must be ICCFA members in good standing. Please use the button below to apply for a scholarship for ICCFA University 2023.

Apply for an ICCFA University Scholarship

Educational Foundation Board

Jim Price, CCFE, CCrE

President, Educational Foundation
Park Lawn Corporation – USA


Jill Muenich
Homesteaders Life Company

Bob Boetticher, Sr.
Service Corporation International

Gwen Mooney, CCFE
Cave Hill Cemetery

Gino Merendino
Merendino Cemetery Care

Jay Dodds
Park Lawn Corporation

Kevin Gaffney
Funeral Directors Life

Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
Blackstone Cemetery Development

Mitch Rose, CCFE, CCrE
Oahu Cemetery & Crematory

Chris Trainor

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!

$50,000 & Above

$49,999 & Below

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