Harvey Leavitt, III NBE Scholarship Now Open

Harvey Hamilton Leavitt, III volunteered on The Conference’s National Board Examination Committee for twenty-two years.  He was a dedicated funeral director and embalmer from Wadesboro, North Carolina where he owned and operated Leavitt Funeral Home, established in 1914, as a third generation funeral practitioner.  Harvey defined professionalism, was an eternal optimist and his volunteer spirit was catching.  He is remembered for his honesty, integrity and generosity of time and talent. In 2023 the board of directors officially named the National Board Examination Scholarship program in his memory.

The fall 2023 Harvey Leavitt, III National Board Exam scholarship is now open. The scholarship submission form must be submitted directly by the candidate by 12:00 pm CT on September 20, 2023. Recipients will receive one complimentary NBE registration (Arts & Sciences – a $570 value), which must be used within one year from the date of selection, October 10, 2023.


The scholarship is open to first-time NBE candidates only; candidates must be a graduate of, or graduating in 2024 from, an ABFSE-accredited mortuary science program. Candidates completing a certificate program with an affiliate program are NOT eligible to apply. Candidates that will be eligible to sit for the NBE Arts and Sciences sections prior to October 10, 2024, may enter (limit one entry per candidate). The next scholarship opportunity will be available in the spring of 2024.


Entry Period is Now Closed.

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