Thank you for your interest in the Life Lessons Scholarship Program. The 2016 scholarship program deadline has passed. If you are interested in applying to the 2017 program, please visit our site next February to apply using the online application form. We will again accept online applications starting February 1, 2017.
For your reference, here is the essay and video description.
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.
If you have any questions, please email scholarship(at)lifehappens.org or call 202-464-5000 ext. 4446.