Student Wins Board Exam Scholarship

Heather Altman-Kingwell, a funeral services major at Miami Dade College’s North Campus, has been awarded a $400 scholarship to take her National Board Exam. The scholarship was awarded by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Inc.

Altman-Kingwell was chosen because of her exceptional performance in the funeral service program where she maintained a 3.92 GPA.

“I never applied for the scholarship, but I was very excited to hear that I had been awarded,” said Altman-Kingwell. “The Boards are expensive.”

Altman-Kingwell will graduate in December. She plans to get an internship at a funeral home while attending Florida Atlantic University.

She also plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology.