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Fall 2020 NBE Scholarship Recipients Announced

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (September 15, 2020) – The Board of Directors of The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards selected five candidates to receive the National Board Examination (NBE) scholarship. The scholarship allows recipients to sit for the NBE with the examination fee waived (a $570 value).

The scholarship program was open to first-time exam candidates eligible to sit for the NBE within one year. To enter, applicants submitted a brief essay explaining what giving back to the funeral service profession means to them. The Conference Board of Directors selected the five individuals at random during the Board of Directors fall meeting on September 15, 2020. The Board of Directors also awarded five scholarships in the spring, bringing the total number of scholarships to 10 for the year.

The 2020 Fall NBE Scholarship recipients are:

  • Karie Freed – Arapahoe Community College
  • McKenna George – Southern Illinois University
  • Casey Halloway – Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service
  • Sabrina Mattocks – University of District of Columbia
  • Alexandria Wise – Carl Sandburg College

The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 1904, the membership of The Conference is composed of funeral service licensing boards and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on The Conference, visit