Karl Wilson Sr. of Chicago, IL was awarded the Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Educational Trust’s Second-Career Scholarship on July 30, 2012. $1,500 was paid toward his funeral service education.
Wilson is expected to graduate in September 2012 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. As a pastor, mortuary chaplain, and former hospice chaplain, he plans to integrate these experiences into his career transition into mortuary science.
“My goal is to become a funeral director and embalmer whom individuals trust and respect, not only for my business and technical competence, but also for my demonstrated concern for their personal well-being,” said Wilson. “I see funeral service as an opportunity for me to continue ministry in a broader context – one that includes, but extends beyond organized religion.”
Wilson currently maintains membership in Pi Sigma Eta, the national mortuary science honors fraternity.