IFDA Scholarship Application

After reviewing the criteria and application instructions, use this form to apply and upload your essay piece. Scholarships recipients are notified end of March.


For applicants who have been out of high school for more than 3 years:

  • Complete the application from the link provided.
  • Have transcripts of all college work attempted uploaded with the application form.
  • Have a letter of recommendation submitted to the above address from someone close enough to comment on the applicant’s personal qualifications and professional promise.
  • Submit proof of legal residency. Acceptable forms of proof of legal Iowa residency are drivers license and voter registration.


The balance of the application requires narrative answers designed to help the scholarship administrator know you and your plans. Please address the two prompts below in an essay format to upload with your application.

Choosing Your Career: Describe the process you used and the experiences you underwent in your decision to enter the funeral service profession. Also, describe your plans for getting started after graduation.

Tell Us About Yourself: Write a brief essay telling the scholarship administrator enough to help them feel they know you (books of interest to you, experiences which had a significant impact on you, special people and why they are special to you, or any other things you care to tell them).

Ready to apply? Complete the application below. Please allow up to 30 days for confirmation of your application.

IFDA 2024 Scholarship Application

Permanent Address(Required)
Current Address


Employer Address
Previous Employer Address

Military Background


Section Break

If not enrolled, have you applied for admission?
Have you been admitted?
Degree or Diploma?

School & Community Activities

Please include any school and community activities you have been part of

For Scholarship Administrator

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