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2024 CFDA Scholarships

As part of CFDA’s commitment to the future of our profession, we are excited to announce the opening of our 2024 CFDA Scholarship. Two California mortuary students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship and be invited to attend the 2024 CFDA Convention in Rancho Las Palmas to receive the award.


To be eligible, entrants must be a California resident attending a mortuary college, including Cypress College, American River College, or an accredited online program.


Any students interested in applying must complete this online application form no later than March 15, 2024. All applications must include the following:


  • One letter of recommendation

  • Typed essay describing your motivations for selecting a career in funeral service

  • A simple financial statement outlining your expenses and debt incurred because of your studies

  • Official statement from the mortuary college about your current enrollment status and standing


If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Peralta in the CFDA office at

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