AUSTIN, Texas – The International Order of the Golden Rule, an association serving the professional needs of independent funeral homes, has announced the OGR Foundation is now accepting applications for its Awards of Excellence scholarship program.
The OGR Foundation will award two scholarships, one for $3,500 and another for $2,000 in 2018. Scholarships are awarded on merit and will be presented at OGR’s 2018 Annual Conference and Solution Center in Savannah, Georgia, on April 5.
The Awards of Excellence scholarship program provides scholarships to students based on strong academic performance, funeral service experience, and the strength of their essays. Applicants will have the opportunity to be listed in the OGR job bank as a new benefit this year.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a mortuary science degree program at an accredited mortuary school, be scheduled to graduate during 2018, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and commit to working for an independently owned funeral home. For questions, contact Jessica A. Smith at (800) 637-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only online applications will be accepted and can be found at www.ogr.org/scholarship-program . Deadline for submission is February 2, 2018.