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Life Lessons Scholarship Program


The Life Lessons Scholarship Program is for college students and college-bound high school seniors who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian. To apply students must complete and submit an online application (www.lifehappens.org/scholarship), including an essay of no more than 500 words or a 3 minutes video discussing how the death of a parent or guardian affected his or her life financially and emotionally. Applicants must explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted their family's financial situation. Please make sure to review the Scholarship Program rules at www.lifehappens.org/scholarship-program-rules.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 17 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 24 years old
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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Contact Julie Holsinger
Manager of Programs
Tel: 703-888-5000 ext. 4446 Address 1530 Wison Boulvard
Suite 1060
Arlington, VA 22209