OGR Foundation Opens Scholarship Application Period

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OGR Foundation Opens Scholarship Application Period

$10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to mortuary students

INDIANAPOLIS (October 31, 2023) – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) Foundation’s board of directors is excited to open the application window for the 2023 Awards of Excellence scholarship program on November 1, 2023.

A total of $10,000 will be awarded to mortuary science students who distinguish themselves in academic performance, community involvement and their commitment to serving grieving families with compassion, fairness and dignity.

“At the Order of the Golden Rule Foundation, we believe that in every compassionate service, there is a path to honor, respect, and dignity. Supporting mortuary students through scholarships isn’t just about financial assistance; it’s about nurturing individuals who will, in turn, offer solace and care to grieving families during their most difficult moments,” said Kim Hunter, Chairman of the OGR Foundation.

“We recognize the profound impact these students will have in upholding the principles of compassion and empathy, and we are committed to investing in their education because we understand that a well-prepared, compassionate professional can make a world of difference when it’s needed the most,” said Hunter.

This year’s top scholarship recipient will receive $3,500, plus travel and accommodations to attend OGR’s 2024 Annual Conference being held May 7-9 in Savannah, Georgia.

The application is available online at OGR.org/scholarship. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2023.

Scholarships are funded by individual and corporate donations made to the OGR Foundation. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Order of the Golden Rule and a registered nonprofit under IRS Tax Code 501(c)(3). Its mission is to fund, perform and support activities on behalf of OGR that advance the standards of funeral service or contribute to the compassionate care of individuals in need.  Learn more and make your tax-deductible donation at OGR.org/Foundation.

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About the International Order of the Golden Rule

Since 1928, the International Order of the Golden Rule has been the leading professional association dedicated to promoting high ethical standards and outstanding service in the funeral and memorialization profession. OGR members represent the elite in the industry, consistently providing compassionate and personalized care to families in their time of need. For more information, visit www.ogr.org.