The AFCCA is dedicated to promoting the further development of professional, ethical, responsive death care providers that are a credit to the industry. This is why the William Aaron Scholarship Program was created for current Mortuary Science students at Mesa Community College.
Each year, AFCCA offers a scholarship to a 2nd year student, with a B or better grade point average. The scholarship is valued at $1,000.
Applicants that meet the criteria are asked to submit an essay on “Why They Want to be a Funeral Director.” A scholarship committee, made up of board members, reviews all applications and chooses the student that best reflects professionalism, ethical actions and has a passion for the industry.
Last Thursday, March 7, President Kurtis Lauffer and Vice President David Long announced this years winner of the $1000 scholarship as Hallie Keating. They paid a visit out to the Mortuary Sciences College in Mesa to share the great news.
Hallie Keating began her path to mortuary sciences studying anthropology. It was a Greek Sanctuaries course that gave her that final “a-ha” moment of discovering what she wanted to do with her career. Hallie is an excellent student and compassionate funeral attendant while working at Resthaven Park Mortuary and Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ.