The life insurance industry has enlisted scholarship applicants who have lost their parents for a campaign to explain the importance of life insurance.
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education has picked the finalists for its latest LIFE Lessons College Scholarship Program contest.
Contest organizers opened the contest to students affected by the deaths of parents. Participants were asked to submit essays or videos describing how the deaths affected their lives, and especially how the deaths affected their ability to pay for college.
LIFE, Arlington, Va., will be awarding a total of 45 scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $5,000.
LIFE is asking members of the public to help choose the winner in the video entry category. Voting will end Aug. 20.