Current Students


DRC Accommodations

  • 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!


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

Batesville Casket Company Scholarship - DUE 5/31/2020

Sponsored by: Batesville Casket Company

Two $1,500 Scholarships Available

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020


  • You must currently be enrolled and attending classes (in-person or online) on a full-time basis at an accredited Mortuary Science Program.
  • You cannot be related in any manner to an owner of a funeral home currently operating in North America.
  • You must be able to provide proof of the following:
    • You have previously worked full-time in at least one career other than funeral service and that funeral service will be a new career for you.
    • Tuition and fees owed and any financial assistance you have already or are currently receiving.
    • What mortuary science courses you have completed to date and what courses in which you are currently enrolled.
    • Your current Mortuary Science GPA.
  • You must complete and sign the attached application and submit it with the additional information and forms listed by the deadline identified.


  • Only online applications will be accepted. Click here to apply. All completed applications must be submitted by midnight May 31, 2020.
  • Essay (1,500-word limit – completed online) demonstrating the following:
    • Why you need or want this scholarship
    • Your previous employment or career including the time frame.
    • Employment (current or historical) with an independently owned funeral home (if applicable). Please share, to the fullest extent, your involvement and your expectations for future employment in this profession upon graduation.
    • Your previous career experience and during what timeframe.
    • Your desire to work in the independent funeral service profession as a new career choice and what led you to make this career change. Include your future aspirations within independent funeral service.
  • Forms to be completed and uploaded to online application (Please note all forms must be downloaded, completed in full, signed by an authorized representative of your academic institution, scanned and uploaded into the body of the online application. Printed and/or incomplete forms will not be accepted.)
  • Coursework and GPA Assessment Form
  • Financial Needs Assessment Form
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (Please note, these documents must be completed, scanned and uploaded into the body of the online application. Printed and/or incomplete documents will not be accepted.):
    • One from a current member of the faculty of the mortuary science program at which the applicant is enrolled and which verifies that you are currently enrolled in an accredited mortuary science program.
    • One from a current or previous employer. If the applicant is currently or has previously been employed by an independent funeral home, it is highly recommended that this second letter of recommendation be provided by that source.

Applications will be reviewed by the Educational Trust Board and voted on, with a majority approval vote required. A submitted application is not a guarantee of a scholarship award.

1Health Interprofessional Rural Rotation Scholarship - DUE 07/31/2020

1Health Interprofessional Rural Rotation Scholarship Program, Guiding Principles, 2019-2020 Academic Health Center Office of Education 

Program Purpose The purpose of the 1Health interprofessional rural rotation scholarship program is to create and advance interprofessional rural rotation training opportunities for University of Minnesota health professions students, while also offsetting a portion of the travel- and housing-related expenses associated with community-based training in rural areas of Minnesota. 

Program Structure & Scholarship Amount This $300 scholarship is made available to UMN health professions students who participate in rotations that meet the eligibility requirements described below. The scholarship amount is set at a flat rate of $300 per student, per academic year (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020), and will be disbursed to students who meet all eligibility requirements and submit all of the necessary forms. This scholarship is intended to alleviate costs pertaining to food, housing and mileage. These guidelines pertain to rural rotations that are completed (and all forms submitted by July 31, 2020) during the time period of September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Program Eligibility 1. Student must be currently enrolled in a health professional program at the University of Minnesota. If graduating, all 

forms must be submitted at least two weeks prior to graduation to allow time for processing. 2. Students must complete a community-based clinical rotation that meets the rotation practice site location requirements 

(see #4 and 5) for a minimum of two weeks. If a student completes a one-week rotation at such a site, he/she would be eligible for the $300 reimbursement only after completing two one-week rotations at sites meeting location requirements. (Two one-week rotations will require all steps to be completed twice.) 3. Student must complete all steps of the process as detailed below. 4. Rotation must occur at a practice site that meets these location requirements: 

a. Practice site must be located in a Minnesota city/town with a population less than 30,000. b. Practice site must not be located within the eleven counties surrounding the Twin Cities metro area: 

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. 5. No scholarships will be provided to students for completing rotations under the following circumstances: 

a. Communities located within any of the eleven counties surrounding the Twin Cities metro area: Anoka, 

Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright. b. Communities outside of Minnesota. c. City with populations greater than 30,000. 

Step-by-Step Process To be considered for this scholarship, students must login into the 1Health data management system ( using his/her UMN x.500 and password, click on ‘My Scholarship’ to add new rotation and complete the following steps: 

1. Complete the ‘Rotation Information’ form; 2. Complete the ‘Rotation Activity Survey’ form; 3. Complete the ‘Rotation Reflection Activity’ form; 4. Complete the ‘Student Certification Statement’. If approved, scholarships will be disbursed within two weeks. 

All forms must be submitted by July 31, 2020, for rotations that take place between the dates of September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 in order for funds to be disbursed to your student account via the Office of Student Finance. 

If graduating, your forms must be completed at least two weeks prior to your graduation date for scholarship processing. If you are graduating and your rotation has not yet ended, you may complete your forms provided you have completed two weeks of the rotation. Funds cannot and will not be disbursed after a student graduates. 

(Be sure to log into MyU to set up direct deposit for convenient and efficient scholarship processing.) 

Online Links You may access the 1Health Interprofessional Rural Rotation Scholarship Program details and a link to the online forms via the AHC Office of Education 1Health website at: If you have any additional questions, please contact for assistance. 


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 or the SANP Committee Chair, Ashley C. Overman-Goldsmith, at

Program of Mortuary Science Student Travel Fund

If you have either attended or plan to attend, any professional conferences/meetings/trainings during the 2019-2020 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 email to access this form.)