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OGR demonstrates its support of the next generation of funeral home employees and owners by offering scholarships to students nearing completion of their mortuary science degree and about to enter the funeral profession.

The Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience, and the strength of the essay, which exemplifies a commitment to serving grieving families with compassion, fairness and dignity. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary science school or college, be scheduled to graduate in the appropriate calendar year, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. This fund is supported by member contributions.

The Foundation is now accepting 2017 scholarship applications, December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017.

2017 Scholarship Application OGR Foundation

Requirements for Applying in 2017:
1. Be currently enrolled in a mortuary science degree program at an ABFSE-accredited mortuary school.
2. Be scheduled to graduate during the 2017 calendar year.
3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
4. Be involved in community service activities and school activities.
5. Demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of knowledge in mortuary science.
6. Commit to working for an independently-owned funeral home.


 

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Through the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation, the Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program recognizes promising mortuary science students who have demonstrated a passion for and an understanding of the skills and commitment needed to provide families with meaningful funeral ceremonies.The foundation will be able to offer a $2,000 and a $3,500 scholarship in 2017 thanks to the generous contributions from businesses, vendors, and individuals. The fund also pays expenses for the top scholarship winner to network with potential mentors and/or employers at OGR’s 2017 Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase. Interested in contributing? Contributions in support of the OGR Foundation may be made in someone's memory or in honor of a special event. Contributions are acknowledged in The Independent as they are received.

To donate online, click here or contact the Education Department (800) 637-8030.

2016 Scholarship Winners

Gold Award of Excellence:  
Walter Reghi, Jr.
$3,500 Scholarship
Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Silver Award of Excellence:  
Candace Rivera
$2,000 Scholarship
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science

 2017 Scholarship Application OGR Foundation