Share your life lesson and you may receive financial support
Are you a current, or soon-to-be post-secondary student looking for financial support?
Manulife wants to help students impacted by the loss of a parent or guardian with little to no insurance, pursue their dreams and attend a college, university or trade school program. That's why the Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program is designed to help support students with the financial burden of paying for post-secondary education.
Who can apply?
Students currently enrolled in or have been accepted to a college, university or trade school within Canada and:
- are a permanent resident of Canada;
- are between 17 and 24 years of age at the time of application;
- have 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. It's helpful to note how the loss of a parent/guardian has impacted your post-secondary education plans, your family's financial situation and how you've been working hard to stay on track to attend your post-secondary program during this time. Please note, essays exceeding 500 words or videos longer than three minutes will automatically be disqualified.
Before you apply, be sure to read the full rules and regulations to ensure you're eligible for the Manulife Life Scholarship Program.
Where do you apply?
You can apply to the Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program online from February 1 to March 31, 2021 through the submissions site.
What are the scholarship amounts?
Manulife will award scholarships in the amount of $10,000 for the September 2021 semester to successful applicants. Please see the full rules and regulations for more information.
When will the recipients be announced?
Recipient names and stories will be shared in August on Manulife.ca/ManulifeLifeLessons.
Take a moment to look at the submissions from past recipients.