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The application program will be available again in November. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the upcoming academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship® Program
Application status: Closed

WoodmenLife has established a scholarship program to assist WoodmenLife Members who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants to the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship® Program must:

  • Be high school graduates of the class of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, or 2024.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Be a WoodmenLife member in good standing for a minimum of three (3) years.
  • Be part of a 100% WoodmenLife Family
    • All persons within the household must be WoodmenLife members in good standing by the date of application submission. 

Past recipients of the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship ® cannot reapply.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $10,000 in U.S. currency. Awards are allocated as follows:

  • 3 awards at $10,000
  • 15 awards at $2,500
  • Up to 865 awards at $500

Awards are one-time only; past recipients may not reapply. Awards are not deferrable. All funds must be used in the 2024-2025 school term.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Any unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Response to question on Patriotism
  • Community involvement/service

Volunteer hours served in the prior twelve months.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of WoodmenLife play a part in the selection.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of WoodmenLife.

Full payment is made in July for $500 and $2,500 awards. Payment for $10,000 awards are made in two payments in July and December.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

WoodmenLife has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub! When registering on the Hub, use an email that is different from your high school email to ensure you receive important notifications about your scholarship application.

Please make sure to add as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.