Awards & Scholarships


Each year, ADEC recognizes professionals in thanatology for their commitment to the field and advancing the study of dying, death and bereavement. ADEC distributes a number of awards to professionals at various stages of their careers in the field during our annual conference each spring.

Award Criteria

Death Educator Award
‚ÄčClinical Practice Award

ADEC Service Award
Research Recognition Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

View a list of past award recipients.

Student Awards

Learn more about the ADEC's two award programs for students interested in a career in thanatology. Applications are due in December.

Student Paper Awards

Student Conference Scholarships