Each May, the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association offers the John M. Lieblang Mortuary Science Scholarship supporting mortuary science students from the region. This annual award is made possible by a generous contribution from Cooperative Funeral Fund and is given in memory of a funeral industry leader, a founding member of the mortuary science department at SUNY Farmingdale, and former chairman of the mortuary science program at Nassau Community College. Applications must be received electronically by April 15th for consideration by the Association Scholarship Committee’s.


An applicant must:

  • be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County
  • be enrolled beyond his/her first semester
  • be enrolled in a New York State accredited mortuary science program
  • maintain a combined GPA of 3.0 or better
  • submit an essay of at least 500 words highlighting their decision to pursue the funeral profession
  • submit a letter of recommendation by a professor or teacher of mortuary science
  • submit a copy of their most recent semesters transcript
  • intend to complete the state-required residency within New York State

The application process is closed

Past Scholarship Recipients:

2022: Ashley Kaminski, NCC
2021: Katie Wilson, NCC
2019: Francisco James, NCC
2018: Courtney Maurice, NCC
2017: April Lynn Todaro, NCC
2016: Stephanie Haasnour, NCC
2015: Melissa McNulty, NCC