Life Lessons Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the Life Lessons Scholarship Program. The 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Program will open on February 1, 2017 until March 1, 2017. During that time, please visit this page to complete and submit your application along with your essay or video entry.

For your reference, here is the essay and video description which will be on the application.

In a 500-word essay 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.

To view our past scholarship recipients please click here. To view our program rules please click here.

If you have any questions, please email scholarship(at) or call 202-464-5000 ext. 4446.