The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is offering eight, $500 scholarships to one student in each of the state's eight counties who are considering a future in a "helping profession."
The deadline for applications is Friday, April 8.
This is the 11th consecutive year that the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association has sponsored its Family Support Services Scholarship program to support graduating high school seniors who are pursuing careers in a profession that provides emotional or medical support for families. Career paths include counseling, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology and funeral service.
“As funeral directors, our mission is to help families and we understand how important it is to support others during difficult times,” says Nicole I. Granados, president of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. “That’s why our organization established this scholarship program – to motivate more young men and women to pursue careers where they will provide assistance to people in need.”
To receive an application, call the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association at 860-721-0234 or 800- 919-2332, or download an application from the association’s web site, www.ctfda.org.
To be eligible for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association Family Support Services Scholarship program, candidates must:
• Be a high school senior who will graduate in June.
• Be a legal resident of Connecticut.
• Be pursuing a career that provides emotional, medical or physical support for families. This includes such professions as caregiving, counseling, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology, and funeral service.
• Have maintained at least a B grade point average in the last three years of high school.
All candidates must submit the application form and a current high school transcript. The application form must be neat and legible, and filled out completely.
The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is comprised of funeral directors at more than 220 funeral homes. It was founded in 1889.
See the Patch directory for a list of all local funeral homes.