Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota.

Here are three ways to make a gift:

  1. Online through the University of Minnesota Foundation’s secure website.
  2. By mail. Send your check to the University of Minnesota Foundation, P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266
  3. By phone with a credit card, by calling 800-775-2187 or 612-624-3333.

When making your gift, please be sure to specify the Program of Mortuary Science. All gifts are received and processed by the University of Minnesota Foundation.

In advance, thank you for your confidence in our work and for your generosity!

Direct your gift

Program of Mortuary Science General Fund

This fund supports all activities of the U of M's Program of Mortuary Science, one of the oldest and most comprehensive funeral service education programs in the country.

James Ellison Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship created in memory of James Ellison, a Program of Mortuary Science student who passed away while enrolled in the Program.  This scholarship is awarded each year to each year to a student enrolled in the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota, who has demonstrated through their work, service, and academic related activities outstanding potential as a future funeral director and public servant.

O.J. and Karen Fawcett Scholarship

Community service and promotion of learning are values shared by O.J. (’62) and his wife Karen. The O.J. and Karen Fawcett Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. The fund recognizes the Fawcett family’s fifty year commitment to the mortuary science profession and was created to inspire and encourage future generations to pursue careers in mortuary science.

Roy D. Havenor Scholarship

Scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Roy D. Havenor (’41) to further the education of promising Program of Mortuary students.

Leo A. Hodroff Scholarship

Established in 2008 by Mr. Leo A. Hodroff (’37) with a gift of $200,000, the Leo A. Hodroff Scholarship Fund recognizes and memorializes the Hodroff family’s contributions to the mortuary science profession.  Mr. Hodroff chose the following text, taken from Jewish historical commentary, as a means of expressing his belief in the importance of education:

“Learning must be sought; it will not come of itself.” Midrash Mishlé, 2.4.

Richard P. Hurley Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship fund established by the Hurley family in the name of Richard P. Hurley to honor a lifetime of commitment to funeral service.  A scholarship will be awarded each year to a student enrolled in the Program of Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota who shows not only academic achievement, but also professionalism and leadership towards the future of funeral service.

Joseph Kapala and Thomas Glodek Mortuary Science Scholarship

Annual scholarship funded by Thomas Glodek (’58) in honor of his mentor, Joseph Kapala(’47).

William L. and Kay B. McReavy Scholarship

Annual scholarship that memorializes the McReavy family's contributions to the profession of funeral service, and demonstrates their belief that the best gift you can give to someone is that of the opportunity for an education.  The purpose of the fund is to provide one or more scholarships annually to outstanding students at the University of Minnesota Medical School's Program of Mortuary Science.

Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Past Presidents Scholarship

The Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Past Presidents Endowed Scholarship Fund honors the professional contribution of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association and its leadership, especially the organization’s past presidents. The goal of the fund is to insure the highest quality training for future generations of Minnesota funeral directors.

Robert C. Slater Memorial Scholarship

The Robert C. Slater Scholarship, established in 1989 through the support of his colleagues in funeral service, his friends, and his family, continues to support Dr. Robert Slater's commitment to students entering the funeral service profession and to encourage the continued study of helping those who experience a death and grief.