The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships to attend ICCFA educational programs through the ICCFA Educational Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity that supports the association’s educational programs.
DEAD Talks Sales conference Scholarships
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.
ICCFA Educational Foundation’s ICCFA University Scholarship Awards
The ICCFA Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Awards are presented annually to selected recipients. Applicants must be ICCFA members in good standing and employed in the cemetery, cremation and funeral profession for a minimum of two years.
100 scholarships will be awarded for the 2020 University
The deadline for entries will be Monday, March 2, 2020.
- The first 50 people to submit their application who meet eligibility requirements will receive their tuition (which includes meals) of $1950 paid in full.
- The next 25 people to submit their application who meet eligibility requirements will get 75% of their tuition paid, or $1462.50. They will be responsible for $487.50.
- And finally the next 25 people to submit their application who meet eligibility requirements will get 50% of their tuition paid, or $975. They will be responsible for $975.
All scholarship winners will be responsible for their hotel & air. The Emory Conference Center Hotel rate is $165 plus taxes per night.
Women in Leadership ICCFA University Scholarship Awards
This financial award is to provide assistance for active female industry and community ICCFA members to further their careers through educational opportunities at the ICCFA University. *Made possible by the ICCFA Educational Foundation.
ICCFA University Scholarships
Merendino Veterans Scholarship
The ICCFA Next Gen Committee has created the Merendino Veterans Scholarship, a specially designated scholarship to be awarded to an active or veteran member of the armed forces or military reserves. This scholarship is named after Gino Merendino due to his initial and ongoing support of hiring veterans in our profession.
Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association Scholarship
The Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association awards one scholarship, each fiscal year, in the amount of $2,500 for an FCCFA member to attend the ICCFAU.
Southern Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Scholarship Program
The Southern Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association also runs a scholarship program and has begun awarding scholarships to ICCFAU. The Scholarship covers all registration fees, housing and meals for the ICCFA University for the calendar year in which awarded. Recipient is responsible for their own transportation.
* The ICCFA provides a variety of scholarships to attend ICCFA educational programs through the ICCFA Educational Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity that supports the association’s educational programs.
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.
Thank you to the following Foundation Donors!
The Memorial Classic Golf Tournament *
Service Corporation International
Trigard / The Darby Family
Cypress Lawn – Kenneth Edward Varner Memorial Scholarship
Live Oak Bank
Robert A. Gordon, Sr.
Ray & Vivian Frew / Green Hills Memorial Park
Next Gen Scholarship Fund *
Central States Cemetery Association
Western Cemetery Alliance
Jim & Kim Price
Mark Krause / Krause Funeral Home
NGL National Guardian Life
Jay Dodds & Brad Green / Signature Group
Jake Johnson / Johnson Consulting Group
Blair Nelsen / Nelsen Funeral Homes
Anthony Guerra / Guerra & Guiterrez Mortuaries
Jeff Kidwiler / Blackstone Memorial
Darin Drabing / Forest Lawn
Merendino Cemetery Care
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary
* In Donations Raised
** In Kind