Funeral, Mortuary Science Students Invited to Apply by July 31, 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. – As the world continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing need for strong and smart funeral and crematory professionals is more apparent than ever.  In a continued effort to do its part to support the industry in this area, the application process is now open for the 3rd Annual Bogati Urn Company Scholarship Fund, which will provide funeral service or mortuary science program students with financial awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 per school year.

The first two years of offering this scholarship were met with success. A total of 42 students from 16 different funeral service or mortuary science programs in 12 states have applied, and 6 recipients have been awarded for a combined total of $7500.

“This is now one of our favorite times of the year,” said Andrea Bogard LeBlanc, Bogati Urns founder. “Evaluating the Bogati Scholarship applicants offers us a glimpse of the brightest stars in our industry and allows us to reward those who shine the most.”

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be U.S. citizens who have already completed one or more terms of study in funeral service or mortuary science education. To be considered for a full award, students should have at least one term or semester remaining in his/her program. Students with less than a full term of study remaining will be considered for partial awards.

In addition to these requirements, students must complete all forms and follow all procedures as outlined online at: The deadline for consideration is July 31, 2020. Students may apply once per calendar year.

If chosen, the award will be applied directly to the winning student’s tuition charges for the Fall 2020 term and can be used for tuition, books, or other program required supply costs.

“We hope one positive to come out of COVID-19 is a renewed energy and commitment for those who hear a calling to join this industry,” said Bogard LeBlanc. “Funeral and cremation is more than important – it’s critical. We are proud to be doing what we can to support it and those who are answering the call through our scholarship opportunity.”

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Founded in 2004 by Andrea Bogard LeBlanc, Bogati Urn Company offers funeral homes and crematories unparalleled service and wholesale pricing on an equally unparalleled variety of urns, scattering tubes and related products. Its original lead crystal line has expanded to feature a diverse and hand-selected product line from trusted manufacturers and skilled artisans worldwide. Its inventory now includes hundreds of memorial urns for adults, children and pets in varying materials, including glass, marble, wood, porcelain, brass and metal. Custom options are also available.

Bogati Urns is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla. and is a proud member of several industry organizations, including the Association of Independent Funeral Directors of Florida; Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association; Cremation Association of North America; and Pet Loss Professionals Alliance.

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