Funeral service is an honorable and vital profession that provides an essential service under extremely difficult circumstances.
Families rely on funeral directors for support during times of emotional distress, as well as for advice and expertise.
In fact, according to a Gallop Poll of consumers, funeral directors are ranked among the top ten most trusted professionals.
The Tribute Foundation has established a number of professional and continuing education scholarships.
The Foundation strives to increase the number of new funeral service professionals by providing educational scholarships to current and future funeral service professionals by encouraging existing licensed funeral directors to return to funeral service; encouraging funeral service as a second career; and providing financial scholarships as appropriate.
Tribute Foundation Scholarship Program - Established 2008
Provides financial support to qualified mortuary science students who reside in the state of New York and are enrolled in accredited mortuary science programs. Eligibility includes first- and second-year students, online students, and students working toward a BS degree in the Mortuary Science field of study.
Samuel Q. Baxter Scholarship Award - Established 1985
Provides financial assistance to qualified students in their second year of a mortuary science program.
R. Barry McPhillips Scholarship Award - Established 2001
Assists the continuing education efforts of recently licensed and early-career funeral directors.