Sheila Brisendine of Dallas, TX was awarded the Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Educational Trust’s Second-Career Scholarship on July 30, 2012. $1,500 was paid toward her studie.
Brisendine attends Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where she will graduate with her Associates in Applied Science in November of this year. It is through her own experience with the death of a loved one that she eventually realized her calling to the profession while working as a funeral service consultant at a Dallas-area funeral home.
“From my own personal experiences with loss, I feel I have something special to offer the funeral industry,” said Brisendine. “Upon graduation, my goal is to work toward owning a funeral home, since it is my heart and passion. I feel I truly belong when assisting families in their time of need and it’s what I plan to do with the rest of my life.”