*CLOSED* 2019-2020 Living With Loss Scholarship Opportunity


Losing a loved one at a young age can be very difficult, and it can have a profound influence on our future lives. Perfect Memorials, which has been providing unique and affordable memorial products to families since 2001, wants to help students who have experienced a personal loss take the next step in their lives. The Perfect Memorials “Living With Loss” scholarship will award at least one $1,000 scholarship to a college student who is planning to enroll in an accredited college program during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.


Application Process

To apply, please email the following information to scholarship@perfectmemorials.com.

  • Your first and last name
  • Email address
  • Home address and phone number
  • Country of legal residency
  • Name of the school you will attend

The following information should also be included with the above requirements:

  • An essay of approximately 750 words discussing a personal loss that you’ve experienced and how that death has affected your life and your future plans.
  • A copy of your transcript. Unofficial transcripts are permitted, but unofficial “grade reports” are not an acceptable alternative.
  • One or more letters of recommendation or support from teachers, coaches, counselors, or other academic professionals.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering all applications:

  • GPA (must be 3.0 or higher)
  • Content of essay, including creativity, clarity, and how well it addresses the topic
  • Letters of recommendation

The winner or winners will be chosen by the owners, management, and staff of Perfect Memorials. The scholarship check will be sent directly to the college or university of the recipient.

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
  • Only one application per student.
  • Only students who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (e.g. college or university) or planning to enroll in the next 12 months.
  • Employees of Perfect Memorials and their immediate relatives are not eligible.
  • Perfect Memorials reserves the right to verify all information, including the date of high school graduation and school enrollment status.
  • All taxes are solely the responsibility of the contest winner.
  • To enter, you must submit your application to scholarship@perfectmemorials.com no later than the deadline listed in the application page. Incomplete applications or those that contain excessive grammatical errors will not be considered.
  • All applications become the property of Perfect Memorials and will not be returned. Perfect Memorials is not responsible for any lost, late, or unintelligible entries.

Comments (10)

Janelle puopoloJanuary 25th, 2019 at 6:16 am

Can the student qualufy if the graduated June of 2018 & took 1 semester off.

haley.murryFebruary 11th, 2019 at 9:58 am

Yes, you may! We have opened the scholarship opportunity to anyone will be in attendance to an accredited college or university during the 2019-2020 school year.

SarahMarch 11th, 2019 at 10:24 pm

Hello! I’m a US citizen and resident, but am planning to attend school in the UK. Would this make me not eligible? Thanks!

JaimeApril 6th, 2019 at 9:21 am

Can graduate students apply for this scholarship? I’m attending medical school in the fall. Thank you!

haley.murryApril 10th, 2019 at 6:32 am


haley.murryApril 10th, 2019 at 6:33 am

Unfortunately, we are only able to grant scholarships to individuals that are legal residents of the U.S and will be attending an accredited college or university also within the U.S. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Corie SarverOctober 20th, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Will you be offering this scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year?
Thank you!

haley.murryDecember 11th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Yes! Check back in mid-January for the details!

BriannaMarch 5th, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Does an adoptee’s loss of an unknown parent count? As in the adoptee does not know whether their parent(s) is/are alive or dead?

haley.murryMarch 12th, 2020 at 10:20 am

Absolutely. Be sure to reference the 2020-2021 opportunity for submission information!

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