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WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship®

Since the program started in 2017, nearly 3,096 scholarships worth more than $1.78 million have been awarded.

Do you know a student who spends extra hours volunteering? Who loves America and everything it stands for? He or she could be eligible for the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship®1.

This year, scholarships are available for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 high school graduates who are WoodmenLife members.

The 2021-2022 application period begins Nov. 1, 2021.

The Awards

The WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship provides awards at several different amounts:

Number of Scholarships Amount
1 $25,000
1 $20,000
1 $10,000
10 $1,000
Up to 1,700 $500

Who’s Eligible

Scholarship recipients must be:

How We Choose

Perfect grades and good test scores aren't required. Scholarship recipients will complete an online application that includes short essay questions. Scholarships will be awarded to those students who:

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Want to Learn More?

Read more on the Frequently Asked Questions page or get started by connecting with your Representative.

If you are visually impaired or need additional assistance, contact us at 1-800-225-3108.

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  1. Member benefits are not contractual, are subject to change and have specific eligibility requirements.
  2. An individual becomes a member by joining our shared commitment to family, community and country, and by purchasing a WoodmenLife product.

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