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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
• Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
• 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 2022.
The application process includes uploading an essay, resume, open ended questions and video submission. At the end of the Fall semester, an official transcript will also be required. You can save a partial application, but it is recommended that you have your resume, essay and video link ready when you begin your application.
Short Answer Questions
Write a brief response to the following questions ( both responses required ):
Required Question #1: Service Corporation International's core values are Respect, Integrity, Service Excellence, and Enduring Relationships. Which of these values do you feel is the most important to you and why?
Required Question #2: Share with us what your thoughts are regarding your ability to help others. What do you plan to do that will set you apart from others in the profession?
Write a 200-250 word personal statement describing ( pick one of the following ):
We all have goals. Explain what yours are and what steps you have taken to achieve them.
The funeral profession continues to evolve while supporting many traditions and religious backgrounds. What emerging trends have changed the future of our profession?
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 and provide the link here. ( Please be sure to make your video “unlisted” ).
Required Question #1: How do you feel that you will make a positive impact in this profession?
Required Question #2: What excites you the most in your life and why?
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.
At the end of your completed 2021 Fall semester, you will need to secure a copy of your official transcript with your cumulative grade point average and send it to us. 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. Please request this copy of your official Fall 2021 transcript by January 14, 2022 to send it in.
Once your official transcript is available, email it to Campus.Relations@sci-us.com by January 28, 2022 to have it added to your application.
Before clicking "SUBMIT", ensure you have successfully completed your application and uploaded your personal statement, resume and the URL to your uploaded youtube video.
Postal Code: 77019
Category (Portal Searching): Operations
Job Location: US-TX - Houston
Req ID: Req.100718
Position Type: Full time
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