Brianna Kay Vujovich of Woodbury, MN was awarded the Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Educational Trust’s Second-Career Scholarship on January 14, 2012. $1,500 was paid toward her funeral service education.
Vujovich is attending the University of Minnesota, where she is expected to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in May of 2012. She chose the University because it is one of the few schools to offer a four-year degree in mortuary science and is also a Big Ten school. It will be her second Bachelor’s Degree, with her first received in 2001 when she graduated Magna cum Laude from St. Cloud State University.
“Funeral service is something I always wanted to do,” said Vujovich. “Originally I chose to follow in my father’s footsteps and pursue a career in sales, but I finally followed my heart and pursued what I love. I would eventually like to manage a funeral home and possibly work toward ownership. This scholarship will help me to realize this dream.”
Vujovich is currently employed part-time at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, owned by Mark and Kevin Waterston.