Funeral association offering scholarship

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WETHERSFIELD — The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is accepting applications from high school seniors throughout the state for its college Family Support Services Scholarship program.

A total of eight $500 college scholarships will be presented — one to a student in each of the state’s eight counties.

The scholarship awards support graduating high school seniors who are pursuing careers in a profession that provides emotional or medical support for families, including fields such as counseling, social services, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, medicine, social work, gerontology, or funeral service.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a high school senior who will graduate in June; a legal resident of Connecticut; pursuing a career that provides emotional, medical or physical support for families; have maintained at least a B-grade point average during their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

All candidates must submit the application form and a current high school transcript. The deadline for applications is April 13. To download an application, visit www.ctfda.org call (860) 721-0234 or (800) 919-2332.