Scholarship program to help students dealing with the loss of a parent
For students, finding ways to pay for the education offered by a Christian university or college can be hard enough as it is. When coupled with the loss of a parent or guardian, these challenges may be enough to put their dream of earning a degree on hold.
However, the nonprofit Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE), recently announced in a press release that it will offer scholarships to students who are dealing with the recent passing of a parent. Overall, individuals who are in this position and wish to study at Christian colleges and universities, will receive anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 in financial assistance.
A total of $110,000 in LIFE Lessons Scholarships will be dispersed among 59 recipients. In order to decide who is most eligible for these awards, the LIFE Foundation will review applicants’ 500-word essays or three-minute videos on how the death of their parent has affected them emotionally and financially.
“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, president and chief executive officer of the LIFE Foundation.
Of course, this is not the only way for students to receive help paying for a degree, as many Christian colleges offer their own scholarship programs.