SARASOTA, FL – Bogati Urn Company is proud to announce the recipients of its inaugural Bogati Urn Company Scholarship Fund.


A total of 39 applications were submitted for consideration from students from 15 different funeral service or mortuary science programs in 14 states across the U.S. The scholarship committee, comprised of four members of the Bogati team, has chosen to award a total of $4,750 to the following five outstanding student recipients:


— Stephanie Charron, Auburn, Mass. – FINE Mortuary College – $1500

Intern at Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors – Worcester, Mass.


— Emily Dencklau, Fort Dodge, Iowa – Des Moines Area Community College – $1000

Intern at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home – Fort Dodge, Iowa


— Jordan Nelson, Mason, N.H. – FINE Mortuary College – $750

Intern at Michaud Funeral Home and Crematorium – Wilton, N.H.


— Christine Robles, San Pedro, Calif. – Cypress College – $750

Intern at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary – Anaheim, Calif.


— Nicole Simulynas, Oxford, Mass. – FINE Mortuary College – $750

Intern at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Funeral Directors – Worcester, Mass.


“The selection committee was extremely impressed with all the applications submitted,” said Andrea Bogard LeBlanc, founder of Bogati Urn Company. “Ultimately, each chosen recipient had a particular personal strength, character, experience, or contribution that set them apart. All were highly praised by their instructors, employers, or the funeral homes where they intern. It is an honor to reward them through our scholarship.”


The company established the scholarship, which will provide funeral service or mortuary science program students annually with financial awards ranging from $500 to $2,500 per school year, in February 2018 as a way to give back to the industry that has helped Bogati grow. Fittingly, the recipients are in a prime position to forge growth within their own industry, as well.


“From what we have seen through this process, the funeral and mortuary science industry has some impressive individuals up and coming,” Bogard LeBlanc said. “We are excited to see what they achieve in the future and proud to be playing a part in helping them get there.”


Applications will again be accepted in early 2019 for the next scholarship opportunity.


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; International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association; Florida Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association; Cremation Association of North America; Pet Loss Professionals Alliance; and International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.


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