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Funeral Service Foundation Announces 2011 PWC Scholarship Recipents

April 17, 2011
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Funeral Service Foundation Announces 2011 PWC Scholarship Recipents

Brookfield, Wis.–The Funeral Service Foundation (FSF) awarded five scholarships for attendance to the 2011 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference, held April 1-3 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Recipients of the 2011 honors were Joanna Brief, Brooklyn, NY, a mortuary science student currently attending the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service; Elizabeth Chambers, Jeffersonville, Ind., a mortuary science student at The Mid-America College of Funeral Service; Nicole Partin, Dunlap, TN., a mortuary science student at John A. Gupton College and apprentice at Ewton Funeral Home; Aubry Sartori, Dallas, Texas, a licensed funeral director with Restland Funeral Home; and Kristy Lee Witt, Syracuse, NY, a licensed funeral director with Krueger Funeral Home.

“Supporting the Professional Women’s Conference has long been a priority of the Funeral Service Foundation,” FSF Executive Director Celi Clark Haga said. “This conference gives women from across the profession the chance to come together and learn from each other and valuable speakers, and we were pleased to be able to provide the opportunity to attend to these five outstanding women.”

Recipients were recognized by FSF Executive Director Celi Clark Haga at an awards luncheon on April 2. Bios of scholarship winners are posted on FSF’s Web site, www.funeralservicefoundation.orgThis year’s Funeral Service Foundation Professional Women’s Conference scholarships were made possible through the generous support of Deaton-Kennedy, Messenger, Nomis Publications, Trigard, and Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., as well as attendees of FSF Fund Day, a pre-conference program that supports both the PWC scholarships and the FSF Women’s Fund.

Applications for scholarships to attend the 2012 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference in Fort Myers, Florida will be available from FSF in early 2012.

The Funeral Service Foundation, through grants, scholarships and research initiatives, supports career and professional development in funeral service, the advancement of funeral service and allied professions, public awareness and education, and the improvement of children’s lives. For more information, visit