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WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship®

Since the program started in 2017, 3,593 scholarships worth almost $2.1 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 recent high school graduates and current college or accredited trade school students who graduated in the years 2019 through 2023, and are WoodmenLife members.

The 2022-2023 application period begins Nov. 1, 2022.


The Awards

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

Number of Scholarships Amount
3 $10,000
15 $2,500
Up to 865 $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:

Frequently Asked Questions

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




The top 3 winners from last year

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Courtney L.

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Grace F.

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Gracie C.

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