Nurses, like funeral directors, are often called upon to assist families who are experiencing some of the worst days of their lives. Nurses, even more than doctors and physicians have daily, even hourly contact with individuals and families enduring times of illness and injury.

At Newcomer, we want to support the women and men who are studying for a career in nursing through our Tradition of Caring® nursing scholarship.

This scholarship is open to:

  • All local students pursuing a degree in nursing will be enrolled during the 2014-2015 school year.
  • High school seniors currently pursuing a nursing or pre-nursing course of study.

For more information, please read the FAQ’s below or contact our scholarship coordinator.

Below are some commonly-asked questions about our scholarship program. If you need further information, please contact our scholarship coordinator.


What are the eligibility requirements for the scholarship?

Recipients are selected from applicants who meet eligibility requirements and have permanent residence in a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home. The scholarship can be used in any area of study in any level of the field of nursing.


What are the terms of the scholarship?

Scholarships of $1,000 each are annually awarded and checks will be made out to the recipient’s school. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.


Where do I send or drop off my completed application?

Once you have filled out the application, completed the essay and have your two letters of references, please return them to the Newcomer Funeral Home in your community. If you are unsure of where this is, visit www.NewcomerFamily.com and select the city closest to your permanent residence. The address for the funeral home will be listed on the home page.


When is the deadline for the application?

Your completed application must be dropped off at our funeral home or post-marked by January 31, 2014.


How do I know if my permanent residence is in a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home?

Please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com to see a list of the communities that our funeral homes serve.

 If your permanent address is not included within this list of communities, you may still apply for the scholarship. The intent of our scholarship is to provide financial support to students native to our local communities. While the residency wording is loose, it is meant to provide local students with the greatest opportunity, over more transient students who have moved to the area expressly to attend college. The latter of which are more likely to return to their own region or move on to another after graduation.

 Other factors are weighed as well, such as GPA, a demonstrated commitment to the field of nursing, etc. All factors are weighed, with residency being only one.


When will the scholarship finalists be announced?

Scholarship finalists can be expected to be notified in March. All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of their application’s status.