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Service Corporation International Launches 2013 National Scholarship Program

September 4, 2012

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Service Corporation International Launches 2013 National Scholarship Program

HOUSTON – (September 4, 2012) – Service Corporation International (SCI) is pleased to announce the company’s National Scholarship Program will award $52,500 in scholarships to students currently enrolled in one of the 56 accredited mortuary colleges in the U.S.


All new for 2013, SCI will award fifteen $3,000 scholarships and fifteen $500 scholarships to selected finalists. To be considered, students are asked to submit a written essay and video expressing their personal views on a number of topics relating to the funeral industry. Thirty finalists will travel to Houston, March 13 – 15, 2013, to meet with a distinguished group of advisory board members and company leaders who will then evaluate the candidates and allocate the awards to the 30 winners.

All travel arrangements and expenses will be provided for finalists by SCI. Interested applicants should go to and apply no later than December 12th, 2012. Questions regarding the scholarship program should be emailed to Ashley LeBoeuf at [email protected].


Service Corporation International is North America’s leading provider of death care services and products. SCI has more than 20,000 dedicated employees who provide the finest funeral, cremation and cemetery services to hundreds of thousands of families each year. Operating from a network of more than 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries, the people of SCI assist families with compassion and guidance at difficult times, helping them celebrate the significance of lives that have been lived and preserving memories that transcend generations with dignity and honor. For more information, please visit