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Discover Card and Life Lessons Scholarships

Discover Financial Services

Scholarship Name: Discover Scholarship Program
Description: Since its founding in 1991, the Discover Scholarship Program has awarded some $16 million in scholarships to over 6,000 students. Each year, ten high juniors will win a $30,000 scholarship to pay for any kind of post-graduation college or even online career training. Eligible candidates must be high school juniors with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, demonstrated accomplishments in community service and leadership, and experience having faced a significant roadblock or challenge. Applications are due in March.
Award: $30,000
Awards per Year: 10
Award is Open to: Any post high school student
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Complete application information is available at the Discover Card website.


Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education

Scholarship Name: Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Description: The nonprofit Life Happens annually sponsors the Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian. The program application is open in the February time frame every year. The 2015 deadline is March 2.

The Life Lessons Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of the United States, who are between 17 and 24, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the United States. Along with an online application students must submit either a 500-word essay or 3-minute video describing how the loss of a parent/guardian has affected them emotionally and financially with specific mention to how the lack of life insurance played a role in their family’s finances and college plans.

Award: $5,000 – $15,000
Awards per Year: 26
Award is Open to: Students who have lost a parent
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Download the application from the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education website. Apply online at www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/life-lessons-scholarship-application/

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