An arm of the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education is encouraging Web users to help pick the winner of its LIFE Lessons College Scholarship video

LIFE, Washington, will be giving out a total of $25,000 in scholarships to 25 young people who need help paying for college because of the death of the parent.

The program has received about 900 essay entries and dozens of video entries.

Judges are picking the essay contest winners and already have picked out 3 video contest winners, who each will get a $1,000 scholarship.

Now LIFE is asking members of the public to vote for the scholarship winner who deserves a $4,000 bonus scholarship.

The finalists are Zachary Cyran, who lost his dad at age 7 to a heart attack; Cassey Lagan, whose mom died when she was 13 and whose father died when she was 17; and Marshall Manning, whose mom died from cancer when he was completing his freshman year in college.

LIFE will announce the scholarship winners later this year, around the time it hosts its Life Insurance Awareness Month campaign in September.

More information about the scholarship program is on the Web