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Life Lessons Scholarship winner awarded $10,000 to help pay for college


American Family Life Insurance Company provides $10,000 scholarship as part of Life Insurance Awareness Month.

According to

  • Only 59% of Americans have life insurance.
  • About half of those with life insurance are underinsured.

A life insurance policy can provide some financial protection to guarantee that those closest to you are taken care of after a loss.

American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLIC) provides help

September is Life Insurance Awarness Month, and as in years past, AFLIC is providing the Life Lessons American Family Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship, sponsored by Life Happens but voted on by Life Company leadership, is a scholarship that helps student who struggle to pay for college after losing a parent who had little to no life insurance. The scholarship will be used toward future tuition and qualified expenses, which helps minimize the student debt that may have been incurred without the scholarship.

This year’s scholarship winner is Briana, a college junior. She remembers her sister’s death like it was yesterday. A year after her sister died, her mother passed away during surgery.

As Briana adjusted to living with her father, his health deteriorated. He passed away shortly after brain surgery.

Her family's deaths had a significant impact on Briana’s plans, creating a roadblock in her path to one of her goals – receiving a college education.

Now, Briana hopes to become a child life specialist, who help children and their families navigate challenges of hospitalization, illnesses and disabilities.

“All this loss and heartache made me a stronger person,” she said. “I’m doing this for them – I want to make my parents proud.”

Watch Briana’s winning application video for the 2020 Life Lessons Scholarship.

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About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.