Five NFDA Women’s Conference Scholarships to be Awarded


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Media Contact: Kelly Manion, 262-814-1574

January 10, 2014


Brookfield, Wis. —  The Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) is now accepting applications for its NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarship Program. The application deadline is February 15, 2014.

The NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarship Program is designed to support career and professional development for women in funeral service by helping offset the costs associated with attending NFDA’s Professional Women’s Conference. The 2014 conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 25-27.

The Foundation will award up to five scholarships that will cover the recipients’ conference registration fees, and provide a $1,000 travel and accommodation stipend.  Applicants must be verifiably employed in funeral service or a related occupation; or a student of funeral service enrolled in an American Board of Funeral Service Education-accredited program.

Those interested in applying for a scholarship should visit  or download the 2014 NFDA Professional Woman’s Scholarship Application.

“Since 2002 generous contributions from our donors have allowed the Foundation to award NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarships to women who are making a difference in funeral service,” said Kathy Wisnefski, executive director of the Funeral Service Foundation. “The Foundation and its supporters are honored that this scholarship program makes it possible for deserving women from across the profession to come together to network, collaborate and learn from one another.”

FSF also supports four additional annual scholarships made available to current students pursuing a career in the profession.  Along with providing scholarships, the Foundation proactively explores relevant and innovative funding opportunities that will enhance the deathcare profession, benefit funeral directors and allied professionals, thus making a timely impact on local communities.

About the Foundation:

The Funeral Service Foundation is the leading public foundation dedicated in perpetuity to serve the deathcare profession. The Foundation supports all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community by commissioning innovative research, funding programs and professional development, administering scholarships and assisting communities in crisis. For more information, visit