Eirene Scholarship

About Eirene

Eirene Cremations is a modern funeral services company that helps families plan an affordable direct cremation or aquamation online — all at your convenience.

We are passionate about providing a better funeral experience to families - one that is different from the costly and complicated traditional funeral arrangement process. Our mission is to unpack difficult conversations around end-of-life planning and help families navigate the complexities of death care. Our vision is to ensure that a better death becomes integral to a good life.

Eirene proudly serves Ontario, Canada. Our Care team is on call for you and your loved ones — whenever you need it. Eirene is licensed and regulated by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, and our industry partners are licensed and vetted to deliver the best service to you.

To learn more about why we started Eirene, visit our blog.

Our Values

Why Choose Eirene?

Simple

Simple


We allow you to make arrangements from the comfort of your own home. Handle everything online or over the phone, then our team of licensed funeral directors will take care of the rest.

Affordable

Affordable


We focus on high-quality cremation services, at an affordable cost for families. We’ll help you save thousands, with no hidden fees or surprise bills, and ensure that your loved one is in the best of care.

Supportive

Supportive


Arranging a funeral can be overwhelming, especially while grieving the loss of a loved one. Our team of licensed funeral directors are here to guide you through the process, with no sales pressure involved.

Scholarship Details

At Eirene, we want to reward post-secondary students for their innovative ideas. That’s why we want to give 2 students a $500 award to put towards their post-secondary expenses. Please note that funds will be sent to the post-secondary institution and not directly to the student.

Students must create a one-page proposal for how they would market one of the following death-care topics:

  • Why Canadians should pre-arrange and pre-pay for their funeral arrangements
  • Why conversations around death and dying are important
  • Why all 10 provinces and 3 territories should legalize aquamation
    • Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, is a water-based, sustainable alternative for end-of-life dispositions. A natural and safe option, aquamation is the same process that occurs in nature when a loved one's body is laid to rest in the ground. This form of final disposition combines a gentle water flow, even temperature, and alkalinity used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials. Aquamation has no direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury and requires no burning of fossil fuels.

The proposal can take one of the following formats:

  • A 500-1000 word essay
  • A 3-5 minute video
  • A pitch deck / powerpoint presentation
  • An infographic

Elgibility requirements:

  • Be a full-time or part-time undergraduate student attending accredited Canadian university or college
  • Open to students in all disciplines
  • Be a Canadian citizen

How to Apply

To apply for this scholarship, send the following information to marina.morgan@eirene.ca:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • University/college and degree of study
  • Enrolment status (full time or part time)
  • Your idea as an attachment (essay/video/graphic)
  • Your transcript as an attachment
  • Google application form for the award

Deadlines

Scholarship applications received from January 1st until April 30th, 2022, 11:59pm EST will be considered for the $500 scholarship whose winner will be announced in May 2022.