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The Conference Awards Fall 2018 NBE Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
Contact: Sarah Gill exams@theconferenceonline.org

The Conference Awards Fall 2018 National Board Examination Scholarships

Bernalillo, NM (September 18, 2018) – 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, which is a $570 value for each candidate selected.

The scholarship program was open to first-time exam candidates eligible to sit for the NBE within one year from the drawing date. To enter, applicants submitted a brief essay on why honesty is important beginning with their educational experience and throughout their career as funeral service professionals. From the 60 eligible scholarship entries received, The Conference Board of Directors selected the five individuals at random during the Board of Directors Meeting on September 18, 2018 in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The Board of Directors previously awarded five additional scholarships in the Spring, bringing the total number of scholarships to 10 for the year. The next scholarship opportunity will open early next year, with the drawing taking place in February 2019.

The Fall 2018 NBE Scholarship recipients are:

  • Carol Bolen, Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service
  • Bethany Calloway, Jefferson State Community College
  • Barbara Daughenbaugh, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
  • Shiloh Struthers, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
  • Jillian Thompson, Wayne State University

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 www.theconferenceonline.org.

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