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As part of its vision to promote excellence in funeral service, the Service Corporation International Scholarship Program supports 50 outstanding mortuary science students annually, with over $80,000 in scholarship awards.
This program demonstrates the Company’s commitment to:
• Recognizing students with exceptional leadership potential who are dedicated to a career in the funeral profession
• Providing financial support to future generations of funeral service professionals
• Creating career opportunities for talented mortuary science students
Click “Apply” to begin the application process and create your account. Please be sure to remember your username and password as you will be permitted to save your progress and return to your application.
Qualified applicants must meet the below criteria:
• Be enrolled in a college or university program which has received accreditation from the American Board of Funeral
Service Education (ABFSE)
• Enrolled at the time of the scholarship deadline
• Cannot be a former recipient of the SCI Mortuary Science scholarship
If chosen as a finalist, applicant must also be enrolled at the time of the scholarship event in April 2021.
The application process includes an essay, open ended questions and video submission. An official transcript and resume are also required. You can save a partial application, but it is recommended that you have your essay, video link, transcript, and resume ready when you begin your application.
Write a 200-250 word personal statement describing (pick one of the following):
What role models, outside of your family, would you consider to be important to you and why?
Why have you chosen funeral service for your profession?
How do you feel that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted funeral service and shaped you as a student?
Provide a videotape response addressing the two below required questions. Your entire video, answering both questions should be at least 3 minutes but no more than 5 minutes in length. Once you have successfully completed your video, upload it to www.youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/ and provide the link there. (Please be sure to make your video “unlisted”).
Required Question #1: The funeral profession continues to evolve while supporting many traditions and religious backgrounds. What emerging trends have the potential to change the future of our profession?
Required Question #2: What strengths make you most effective and how do you plan to utilize them in a professional career?
Tips for filming your video:
Before uploading your video, review for adequate lighting, volume, absence of background noises and overall quality.
Get started on your video well in advance of the application deadline.
Introduce yourself and identify the mortuary science school you are enrolled in and are currently attending.
Partner with a professor, family member or friend to produce your video message.
While filming, use a tripod for stability or position your camera on a hard surface.
When answering a question, restate the question in your answer so those viewing are clear about your topic.
While practicing your answers, practice it out loud, noticing your body posture, facial expressions and tone of voice.
Do not discuss with other students who may be applying to the scholarship, the content of your video or application responses.
When uploading your video to You-Tube be sure to make it "unlisted", so only those you share the link with can view. Instructions on making your video “unlisted” can be found here .
Please submit your professional resume. Your resume should reflect your work experience, volunteer events you have participated in and/or your community involvement. Your resume will not be submitted for employment opportunities without your knowledge.
Secure a copy and upload your official 2020 completed fall semester transcript with your cumulative grade point average. If you are a newly enrolled student and have not received a transcript with your grades, please attach the last official transcript from your previous school. It is recommended that you request this copy of your official transcript at least 3 - 4 weeks prior to the application deadline to send it in.
Once your official transcript is available, email it to Campus.Relations@sci-us.com by January 22, 2021 to have it added to your application.
Before clicking SUBMIT , ensure you have successfully completed your application and uploaded your personal statement, official transcript, resume (if applicable) and the URL to your uploaded video.
Postal Code: 77019
Category (Portal Searching): Operations
Job Location: US-TX - Houston
Req ID: Req.88850
Position Type: Full time
Who we are. What we do.
We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.
We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.
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