Since Age 12, I knew this is what I wanted to do

DEERFIELD, ILL. — February 24, 2016 — Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust has chosen Abby Snider-Robinson as its third recipient of the Selected Leadership Academy Scholarship. Snider-Robinson, funeral director at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory in Dayton, Ohio was selected from a notable field of candidates to participate in the Selected Leadership Academy, a two-year structured program offered exclusively to members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
Snider-Robinson comes from a family with a history in funeral service. She is a fourth generation funeral director, and the first female in her family. The firm was started 75 years ago by her great-grandfather Eugene Baker in 1941.
“Since age twelve, I knew this is what I wanted to do,” said Snider-Robinson. “I wanted to be just like my dad.”
She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Leadership Communications and Art Studio and worked at the firm on summers and weekends. She officially began working full time in 2010 and earned her funeral director’s license in May of 2013.
“I grew up in the funeral business and I could not imagine myself in any other profession,” said Snider-Robinson. “I am blessed to have the role models and co-workers that I have around me.
The scholarship will cover Snider-Robinson’s registration fee for the two-year enrollment of the 2016 Leadership Academy class. She will also receive a reimbursement payment each year to waive the cost of books. The total estimated value of this scholarship is $4,890.