High school seniors expecting to go to college have until March 31, 2013 to enter the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program.
The winners of the LIFE Lessons Scholarship will receive $15,000 each. There will be two winners – an essay winner and a video winner. If you choose to enter by essay, then your essay should be 500 words or less. If you enter by video, your video should be 3 minutes or less.
This scholarship is for children who have lost a parent or guardian. Applicants must write or talk about how the loss of a parent or guardian has impacted their life.
If you are a high school senior going to college in the fall and you have experienced the loss of a parent or guardian, then enter the LIFE Lessons Scholarship contest. A total of $125,000 will be awarded this year. Three runners up in both categories will be awarded cash prizes as well. First runners up will receive $7,500; second runners up will receive $5,000; and third runners up will receive $2,000 each. Winners will be notified in August 2013.
In the essay contest there will be 5 first runners up, 4 second runners up, and 8 third runners up. In the video contest there will be 1 first runners up, 2 second runners up, and 2 third runners up.
Contest judges are looking for this type of information in your entry:
Be sure to describe how the loss of your parent/guardian impacted your college plans (e.g., your ability to afford college, attend the college of your choice, etc). Explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted your family’s financial situation. Comment specifically on how things might have turned out differently for you and your family if the person who died had adequate life insurance coverage. Also indicate what you have done to provide for yourself and/or other family members because of financial challenges your family has faced.
Enter the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program today and help defray the costs of your college education.