Past Scholarship Recipients

Since the Life Lessons Scholarship program was established in 2005, over 500 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over a million.

Take a few minutes to watch and read these stories of these deserving young people. They illustrate the financial and emotional impact of losing a parent at a young age, and underscore the need for parents to include life insurance in their college-funding plans. They’re determined to get a college education in the hopes of enriching their lives and living up to their full potential.

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Kira Olsen

2015 Grand Prize - Essay

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Topher Otake

2015 State Farm Foundation Recipient

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Mitchell Bartram

2015 Board of Directors Scholarship

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Emily Dompke

2015 State Farm Foundation Recipient

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Miranda Rivera

2015 Grand Prize - Video

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Tara Aboumahboub

2015 Grand Prize - Video

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Cameron Hillebrand

2015 Swiss Re Recipient

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Palak Patel

2015 First Runner Up - Video

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Forrest Wold-McGimsey

2015 First Runner Up - Video

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Hannah Schwartz

2014 Grand Prize - Essay

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Anne-Margaret Saucier

2014 Board Scholarship

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Camila Prada

2014 First Runner Up - Essay

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Brian Prescott

2014 First Runner Up - Essay

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Dylan Spurrier

2014 First Runner Up - Essay

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Mikaela Young

2014 First Runner Up - Video

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Sonia Ayala

2014 First Runner Up - Video

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John Chick

2014 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Olabisi Ewumi

2014 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Shaeffer Sande

2014 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Jack Cawthon

2014 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Garrett Smith

2014 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Brendon Hillebrand

2014 Second Runner Up - Video

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Bryant Kilkenny

2014 Second Runner Up - Video

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Ethel Davis

2014 Second Runner Up - Video

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Ganiyah Thurston

2014 Second Runner Up - Video

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Hannah Klopf

2014 Second Runner Up - Video

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Shane LaBarge

2013 Grand Prize – Essay

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Breann Loveless

2013 Grand Prize - Video

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Melina Ahmadpour

2013 First Runner Up - Essay

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Thea Jaucian

2013 First Runner Up - Video

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Emily Manley

2013 First Runner Up - Essay

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Joshua Thomas

2013 First Runner Up - Essay

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Zach Willard

2013 First Runner Up - Essay

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Takashi Yanagi

2013 First Runner Up - Essay

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Kennady Boone

2013 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Kayla Cooper

2013 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Jenna Cordaro

2013 Second Runner Up - Video

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Neariah Jarvis

2013 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Christine Kalyvas

2013 Second Runner Up - Essay

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Amanda Neff

2013 Second Runner Up - Video

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Brittney LaCombe

2012 Grand Prize - Essay

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Johana Lopez

2012 Grand Prize - Video

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Chezerea Ortiz

2011 Grand Prize - Essay

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Esther Kim

2010 Grand Prize - Essay

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Jack Korslin

2009 Grand Prize - Video

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Lee Geffre

2009 Grand Prize - Essay

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Sabrina Green

2009 Grand Prize - Essay

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Tyler Leifeste

2009 Grand Prize - Essay

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Courtney Peterson

2009 Grand Prize - Essay

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Tracy Basden

2008 Grand Prize - Essay

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Morgan Snyder

2008 Grand Prize - Video

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Brijna Canter

2007 Grand Prize - Essay

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Zachary Cyran

2007 Grand Prize - Video

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Jermaine Suggs

2006 Grand Prize - Essay

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Laura Diss

2005 Grand Prize - Essay