Life Lessons Scholarship Program

$15,000

March 01, 2020

Awards Available: 40

  • Scholarship Description
  • The loss of a parent or guardian is one of life's most difficult ordeals. The emotional strain can be devastating to children and young adults. And for too many families, an untimely death also brings financial stress, making recovery all the more difficult. Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, 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.
    In addition to some basic information, you'll need to 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 1530 Wilson Blvd
  • Suite 1060
  • Arlington, VA 22209
  • scholarship@lifehappens.org
  • 888-543-3777

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Salenia G  on 10/2/2019 6:09:36 PM

I was wondering if you could apply for this essay even if your parent didn’t die but if one of your parents almost died an was in a coma an has brain damage an will be a kid for the rest of his life I was wondering if I could use that as a life lesson for this type of essay

Gerald  on 7/4/2019 1:49:41 AM

I really need this scholarship but I have question of whether it applies to us also who are in Africa or it is restricted to Americans?!

Lar’Travia  on 4/4/2019 6:50:57 PM

I need this scholarship because both my parents have passed. My mom at 3 and my father at 15. So me and my little brother have been struggling on our own living with relatives.

Makayla B  on 3/1/2019 3:08:37 PM

I need this scholarship because my Grandmother has been taking care of me and my brother. she works three jobs trying to make ends me. she has put her life on hold to raise me and my brother. I would love to take the stress off of her because my grandmother didn't have to take me and my brother in but she did and that is why Im grateful to the Lord for giving me a wonderful grandmother that loves me and my brother.

David P.  on 3/1/2019 2:28:35 PM

Thank you! I really need this scholarship to fulfill my father's dream for me.

Emily-Mae Zierke  on 12/30/2018 5:18:43 PM

This scholarship is important because it gives everyone the chance to write about the events that truly altered their lives.

latosha c  on 11/29/2018 2:30:41 PM

I need this scholarship because my mom is working hard by herself to take care of me and my brother.

Allie C  on 2/21/2017 1:31:04 PM

I don't deserve this scholarship because of hard times I have been through. I deserve this scholarship because I have defied the odds of my situation.

Morgan B  on 12/7/2016 10:21:37 PM

I think this is a great prompt for a scholarship. My father died from cancer and now my mom runs her own business while being in college to support me and my younger sister.

Aaron H  on 1/6/2016 3:38:16 PM

I need this scholarship because my mom is disabled and divorced.

Tamia T  on 12/5/2015 9:57:21 AM

Great scholarship. Just a little personnel...

Angela B  on 10/20/2015 10:36:31 AM

I need this scholarship because my father made his transition and my mother is a single parent of three.

Tony W  on 8/31/2015 11:46:13 PM

I need this scholarship because my mom is single and disabled

Jamie M  on 3/1/2012 11:30:57 PM

this is the best scholarship program i have seen, and a good way to do it! i was young when i lost my father and its been 4 years and still hurts... i appreciated just even writing about it and getting it off my chest and see how much i have changed! so thank you life

Tiffany M  on 12/15/2009 6:48:47 PM

LIFE refers to the company's name, its a life insurance company

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