Service Corporation International Launches National Scholarship Program

January 27, 2011
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HOUSTON – (Jan. 26, 2011) – Service Corporation International (SCI) is pleased to announce the company’s National Scholarship Program will award $45,000 in scholarships to students currently enrolled in one of the 56 accredited mortuary colleges in the U.S.

“SCI is honored to contribute to the education of those unique individuals who are pursuing a rewarding career in funeral service,” said Steve Tidwell, vice president of Main Street market operations for SCI. “Creating this scholarship program is our way of reaching out to students so that we can continue to professionally develop, train and mentor conscientious service-minded professionals for a future in funeral service.”

SCI will award up to 15 $3,000 scholarships to 2011 applicants. To be considered, applicants are asked to submit a written essay and video expressing their personal views on the current issues facing the funeral industry. Thirty finalists will travel to Houston to meet with a distinguished group of advisory board members who will then select the 15 winners.

All travel arrangements will be provided for finalists. Interested applicants should apply no later than March 25, 2011. For more information on the SCI National Scholarship Program or to request an application, email [email protected]

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Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America’s leading provider of deathcare products and services. At September 30, 2010, we owned and operated 1,405 funeral service locations and 382 cemeteries (including 218 combination locations) in 43 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Through our businesses, we market the Dignity MemorialÆ brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.

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