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Here are a variety of services, opportunities, and resources available to Program students.

Fall 2020 NBE Scholarship

The Fall 2020 NBE Scholarship Program is now open for submissions! The Conference Board of Directors typically draws five names in the spring and fall of each year, awarding a total of ten scholarships annually. However, The Conference is excited to partner with the Funeral Service Foundation, which is extending The Conference’s current NBE Scholarship Program to an additional 30 first-time NBE candidates this year. This brings the total to 35 scholarships that will be awarded to future funeral service licensees this fall.

 To enter, candidates must submit a brief essay through The Conference’s website during the entry period of August 10 through September 1, 2020, with the drawing taking place on September 15, 2020. Eligibility is open to first-time NBE candidates that will graduate and sit for the NBE by September 15, 2021, limit one entry per candidate. Only those who meet the requirements will be entered into the drawing, with the selected recipients notified via email following the meeting.

 Each scholarship recipient will receive one complimentary NBE registration (a $570 value), which can be used up to one year from the selection date. For full details or to enter, please visit the NBE Scholarship Entry Form page

UMN Library Resources

Here are a couple of updates from the U Libraries! When our physical buildings are closed we are all working to support students online. 

  • Please use lib.umn.edu.
    • Students (and faculty and staff) can access all of our online resources anywhere with Internet access. We have millions of online scholarly journals, magazines and newspaper articles, ebooks, streaming videos and music.
  • Increased online full text to books in our print collection
  • Chat with a Librarian 24/7 & online appointments 

Association for Death Education and Counseling®

The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, researchers, hospice personnel, clergy, and volunteers. The primary goal of ADEC is to enhance the ability of professionals to meet the needs of those with whom they work in death education and grief counseling.

SANP is a committee of ADEC that is comprised of students and new professionals from diverse disciplines who are interested in the study of or practice in the field of thanatology. The committee works together to actively promote the involvement of students and new professionals in ADEC, prepare for annual conference activities and events, and raise funds to further scholarship and support of students and new professionals in this field. This year, SANP is focused on increasing committee membership, incorporating new methods of raising funds to support students and new professional scholarships, increasing our social media presence, supporting professional development, and improving outreach. The committee is concerned with finding new ways to reach underrepresented professions in the field and increasing diversity within the committee and the population of students and new professionals in ADEC at large. We would like to invite all who are interested in joining in on the exciting and new initiatives of our committee to reach out to us via our Facebook page, ADEC Division of Students and New Professionals, or email myself at vmleonverde33@marianuniversity.edu or the SANP Committee Chair, Ashley C. Overman-Goldsmith, at acoverma@ncsu.edu.

DRC Resources

  • The Access Consultants in the Disability Resource Center are happy to meet with MortSci students to discuss accommodation options.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to arrange a meeting with each instructor each semester to discuss how/if/when accommodations may be needed.

  • If you have a letter from the DRC it is advised that you share it with your instructors as soon as possible. Do not wait until the week before a big exam!

  • In whatever ways you are connected to and impacted by current events, we offer our support. We care about you and invite you to talk with your access consultant if you are in need of resources and support. You can also reach out to our office at drc@umn.edu.

Program of Mortuary Science Student Travel Fund

If you have either attended or plan to attend, any professional conferences/meetings/trainings during the academic year, funding to help defray your travel expenses may be available!
The newly-established Program of Mortuary Science Student Travel Fund supports travel by mortuary science students to both regional and national funeral service organization meetings (no international travel can be funded). Requests for funding will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may be submitted throughout the academic year.

Please use this Google form to submit your request for funding.
(Note: You must use your @umn.edu email to access this form.)

UMN's Office for National and International Scholarships

Housed within the University Honors Program in 390 Northrop, the Office for National and International Scholarships serves enrolled undergraduates and recent graduates from all colleges at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Our mission is to encourage and assist students with excellent academic records—including but not limited to honors students.

ONIS Scholarship Resources

ONIS Scholarship Information