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The Conference Awards Spring 2019 NBE Scholarships

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 26, 2019) – 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.

The scholarship program was open to first-time exam candidates eligible to sit for the NBE within one year. To enter, applicants were tasked with reviewing the recently revised NBE Candidate Handbook and submitting a brief essay on their biggest takeaways. The Conference Board of Directors selected the five individuals at random during the Board of Directors meeting on February 26, 2019 in San Diego. The Board of Directors will also award five additional scholarships in the fall, bringing the total number of scholarships to 10 for the year.

The 2019 Spring NBE Scholarship recipients are:

  • Charleen Andersen, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Annalin Bolar, Northampton Community College
  • Kiara Brown, Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Chivon Hassan, Mercer County Community College
  • Nicholas Hendricker, Carl Sandburg

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