Thank you for your interest in the Life Lessons Scholarship Program. The 2014 Scholarship Program deadline has passed, but is conducted on an annual basis usually in the February timeframe. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit early next year to apply using our online application form.
For your reference, below is the essay and video description.
In 500 words or less or a 3 minute video, please discuss 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 (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.
If you have any questions, please email scholarship(at)lifehappens(dot)org or call 202-464-5000 ext. 4446.