2021 ICCFAU Scholarships Are Still Available! Apply Today!

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.

*If you were awarded a scholarship to attend ICCFA University in 2020, you do not need to re-apply for a scholarship. Questions? You can reach out to Jaclyn at Jaclyn@iccfa.com.

What Past Students Have to Say

“ICCFA University is by far the most transformational experience you can have within the death care profession. By attending, you will gain a network of friends and knowledge from the best of the best. You arrive in Memphis as an individual, but will leave it as a member of the ICCFA University family.”

— Chris D. Cooke, Superintendent of Cemeteries, City of Evansville, IN; 2013 ICCFA University Valedictorian

“Being a part of the ICCFA University has been inspiring to a degree that no other program for our industry comes close to. It is that inspiration that drives me to send as many people from our organization each year as possible—so they can inherit the same inspiration that I have felt from year to year—and use it to make our organization better, as well as our industry as a whole.”

— Lauren Blevins, COO, Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory, Columbia, TN; 2012 ICCFA University Graduate and CEO program attendee

“A top notch program. The latest stats, trends and info in our industry. Education is always the best available. The people deliver sincere caring and sharing. I hope to keep coming back for many years to come.”

— Caren Harville, CCE, CFuE; CEO, Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Sylmar, CA; 2013 ICCFA University Graduate

“Every year that I attend I am amazed how much I learn, how much information and tools were shared openly, and how much I am inspired to reach beyond and improve my company. The networking and resources available are outstanding at ICCFA University. ICCFA University’s deans and speakers are the best. It would take me years to accumulate the collective knowledge I have gained here at the university. Thank you!”

— Alesia Skinner, Paxtang Cemetery Association, Harrisburg, PA

“The overall experience was enlightening and very informative. The networking is great. All classes are interactive and all questions are encouraged and answered. It really is a career builder with useful information you can bring back to your workplace and implement immediately. Very highly recommended.”

— Kevin Ronayne, Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn/St. Charles Cemetery, Middle Village, NY

“The connections I have made and the insight I have gained at ICCFAU are extremely valuable and eye-opening. I was very fortunate in being able to attend and I absolutely plan on coming back next year. It’s worth it! Thank you for giving us this opportunity to see what’s out there, what mind-states our industry is in and all it can be in the future. I still maintain that every funeral home in America can be a contemporary funeral home, regardless of price. I learned more about the service part of the funeral service industry in one week than I have in two years interning.”

— Heather T. Mitchell, Cascade Memorial, Bellevue, WA

“I truly believe this university should be a requirement by any company in this industry. I have been in this business for over a decade, and this was my first year attending. Like others, I find we can become complacent and stagnant in our thinking. Not only did we learn new and exciting things from our industry leaders, but I found myself saying, “Oh yeah, we used to do that. That does work. Why did we stop?” I strongly recommend the university to both “old dogs” as well as new people in our business.”

— Jeff Sultemeier, Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, TX

“As a supplier, I can’t begin to tell you what this meant to me. I’ve been in this business 35 years, and I have never experienced anything like this before. I was convinced I knew everything there was to know about this business. Time to step back and pay just a little more attention to what my customers really need and experience on a day-to-day basis. Simply priceless!”

— Brett Coates, Biondan North America, Toronto, Ontario