Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program

monetization_onScholarship Amount: $10,000
eventDeadline: March 31, 2023
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Type of Award Bursary
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Manulife Life Lessons

Are you ready to re-imagine your future? Share your story and you could receive a $10,000 scholarship.

Paying for post-secondary education can be a huge challenge for students who have lost a parent or guardian with little to no life insurance. That's why the Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program is designed to help support students in pursuing their post-secondary dreams.

Who can apply?

Any student who is currently enrolled in or has been accepted to a college, university or trade school within Canada and:

  • Is a permanent resident of Canada;
  • Is between 17 and 24 years of age at the time of application;
  • Has experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian who had little or no life insurance coverage.

How do you apply?

In addition to some basic information, you will need to submit a 500-word essay OR a 3-minute video about how losing your parent or guardian has affected your life financially and emotionally. Your application will be strengthened if you note how the loss of a parent/guardian has impacted your post-secondary education plans and your family's financial situation, and if you detail the work you have put into your post-secondary journey so far.

We know it can be difficult to share such a personal experience. For the first time, Manulife is inviting applicants' surviving parent or legal guardian to create the entry on their behalf.

Please note that essays exceeding 500 words or videos longer than 3 minutes will automatically be disqualified.

Where do you apply?

You can apply to the Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program online from February 1 to March 31, 2023, by visiting Manulife.ca/ManulifeLifeLessons. Here, you can also read the full rules and regulations to determine whether you're eligible for the Manulife Life Scholarship Program.

What are the scholarship amounts?

Successful applicants will receive $10,000 scholarships for the September 2023 semester.

When will the recipients be announced?

Recipients will be notified by phone in August. Recipients will also be announced on our website, and their stories will be published at Manulife.ca/ManulifeLifeLessons.

Get started

Take a moment to look at the submissions from past recipients.

Apply now!

Eligibility Requirementskeyboard_arrow_down

Level of Study High School Diploma; Certificate; Diploma; Post-diploma; Associate; Bachelor; Master; Doctorate;
Gender Any
Year of Study All Years
Citizenship Canada
Status in Canada Permanent Resident
Schools Attended Any School
School of Study Any School
Field of Study Any Field of Study
Region of Residence n/s
Course Load Full-time or Part-time
Region of Study Canada
Activities n/s
Financial Need No
Special Need Loss of parent or guardian

Contact Informationkeyboard_arrow_down

Manulife Life Lessons ManulifeLifeLessons@manulife.com


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Last updated: Thursday, February 02, 2023

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