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Life Lessons Scholarship Program – $15,000 – Apply annually by March 2

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Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program which awards up to $15,000 to the grand prize winner. Submit either a 500-word essay OR a 3-minute video discussing how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally.

This is an annual scholarship. Bookmark this page and check back each year! Applications are accepted online during the February timeframe and scholarship recipients are notified in the June timeframe.

Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money. Over a million dollars in college scholarships have been awarded over the years.

Guidelines

Submit either a 500-word essay OR a 3-minute video discussing how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally. Be sure to describe how the loss of your parent/guardian impacted your college plans, and explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted your family’s financial situation.

Submissions will be based on:

  1.  The compelling nature of the story
  2. How instructive the story is with regards to the need for proper insurance planning (i.e., how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage impacted the family’s ability to meet future financial goals)
  3. The determination of the student to not allow his/her loss to prevent him/her from realizing the goal of obtaining a college degree

Eligibility

  • Legal resident of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Between 17 and 24 years of age
  • Experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian
  • Currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico

2018 Program Awards

  • Grand Scholarship recipients (4): $15,000
  • Life Lessons State Farm $12,500 Scholarship (2)
  • Life Lessons $12,000 Scholarship (1)
  • Board of Directors $8,0000 Scholarship (1)
  • Life Lessons $8,000 Scholarship (10)
  • Life Lessons LIDMA $5,000 Scholarship (1)
  • Life Lessons LIDMA/Zander Insurance $5,000 Scholarship (1)
  • Life Lessons AccuQuote $5,000 Scholarship (2)
  • Life Lessons $5,000 Scholarship (11)

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