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Below are some of the scholarship opportunities available to you:

ScholarshipOrganizationDeadlineAmountSpecial RequirementsSubmission & Contact Info.
The Fashion Group AwardThe Fashion Group International® of Greater Washington, D.C., Inc.Applications must be postmarked by March 16th. Interviews will be held at Marymount University on April 9th and The FGI Awards will be presented in May of 2011.n/aMajor in Fashion or related field 
AARP Womens Scholarship ProgramAARP FoundationFeb 1 -  March 31 2011n/aWomen; Age 40+ by March 31, 2011; Able to demonstrate financial need; Enrolled in an accredited school or technical program within 6 months of the scholarship award date.  
Gap for Community Colleges ScholarshipGap, Inc.April 13, 2011$1,000UDC-CC Students only; 3.0 GPA; 12 credit hours completed at UDC-CCDetails
Healthcare Worker Education Initiative ScholarshipKaiser PermanenteAugust 8, 2011Up to $1,200 / semesterUDC-CC Student with declared major in nursing, respiratory therapy or mortuary science by April 30, 2011. 3.0 GPAApplication
The Herb Block ScholarshipHerb Block FoundationAvailable (complete and submit The Herb Block scholarship application directly to The Herb Block Foundation prior to July 7 for fall semester or November 10 for spring semester)Tuition, Fees, Books , Supplies, limited Transportation and Childcare ($8,000 per academic year maximum)2.0 or higherMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or
National Scholarship Program of the American Board of Funeral Service EducationNational Scholarship Program of the American Board of Funeral Service EducationMarch 1st
September 1st
from $500 - $2,500 for an academic year and are applied directly to the student’s tuition charges after certification of enrollment is received from the college involved.  Have completed at least one semester (or quarter) of study in a program in funeral service or mortuary science education accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.  Students in coordinated programs are only eligible for an award during the period of attendance at the American Board accredited institution.

2.  Have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program which will commence after the award date (April or September) in order to be considered for a full award.  Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards.

3. Complete all forms required by the Scholarship Committee of the American Board of Funeral Service Education and submit them prior to the above deadline dates.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the committee.

4. Be a citizen of the United States.
NFDA Funeral Service FoundationNFDA Funeral Service Foundation  See web siteSubmission & Contact Info
100 Black Women of Funeral Service Scholarship100 Black Women of Funeral ServiceThe Deadline for the application is June 27 and the scholarships are awarded in Aug. at The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Convention of the same year.N/AN/A


The Awards of Excellence Scholarship Program International Order of the Golden RuleApplications are due January 31 of each yearN/AApplicants must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited mortuary science school or college; be scheduled to graduate in the calendar year in which the award is given; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
Key Memories ScholarshipKey MemoriesDeadline$2,500must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a mortuary science school accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education.Submission & Contact Info
Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer ScholarshipJack Kent Cooke Foundation Awarded annuallyup to $30,000 per yearfor two-year and community college transfer studentsTo be eligible for the program, students must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their two-year institution. Students cannot apply directly to the Foundation. Each two-year college may nominate up to four students (depending upon institution enrollment) each year to be considered for the scholarship. Contact :

Julie Johnson
Deputy to the CEO

Generation Hope Scholar ProgramGeneration HopeApril, 15 2011$1,200 for tuition books and fees2.5GPAKendria Reynoso, 202-656-8705
College Scholarship for Immigrant StudentsThe Esperanza Education Fund March 31st$5,000 two-year scholarships and $10,000 four-year scholarshipsMust be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States.Questions can be directed to

You can view more scholarship opportunities on the UDC Scholarships page.


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