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The Conference Awards Spring 2020 Scholarships

PALM COAST, FL (March 3, 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 the importance of professional conduct as a student, examinee, and licensee. The Conference Board of Directors selected the five individuals at random during the Board of Directors meeting on February 18, 2020 in Palm Coast, Florida. 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 2020 Spring NBE Scholarship recipients are:

  • Claire Ellenberger, Vincennes University
  • Tamea Gibbs, Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Michelle Leismer, Wayne State University
  • Sarah Pfohl, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Rochelle Sprague, 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 www.theconferenceonline.org.