LIFE Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Program

LIFE Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Program
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    The death of a loved one is always a challenge to survivors who must work through grief as they seek to move forward with their lives.

    When children lose a parent, they lose someone who not only offered them guidance, but financial support.

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LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program is now in its eighth year.

In many cases the children of a deceased parent are at a financial disadvantage, especially when it comes to funding their higher education needs.

Eighth Year

The LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program is now in its eighth year and has put out its call for submissions. If you’ve lost a parent or a guardian, then you meet an important eligibility requirement. A total of 59 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded as part of a $110,000 initiative. A March 12, 2012, deadline has been set.

“Since 2005, the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program has helped hundreds of young people who have suffered the loss of a parent to pay for their college educations,” said Marvin Feldman, CLU, ChFC, president and CEO of the LIFE Foundation. “Many of the students we help are having financial difficulty paying for college because their parents didn’t own any life insurance. The best way to ensure that your children will have the opportunity to attend college is to include life insurance in your college-funding plans.”

How to Apply

There are two ways for applicants to apply. The first way is to write a 500-word essay describing how the parent or guardian’s death affected your life financially as well as emotionally. Students are urged to describe how their financial challenges have affected them including their choice of a college. Additional information can be found on the application page.

For students desiring to make a video, LIFE will accept those that are 3 minutes or fewer and carry the same requirements as the essays. Applications and essays may be faxed in, completed online or sent by postal mail. Winners will be announced in August 2012.

LIFE Foundation

The nonprofit LIFE Foundation or Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education was established in 1994. LIFE was formed in response to informing and educating the public on life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. For more information, please visit LifeHappens.

Information about LIFE and other college scholarships are provided as a service to our readers. Scholarship rules and awards are handled by the grantors only. SayCampusLife encourages college-bound and current college students and their families to verify eligibility before applying for any scholarship.

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