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The application program will be live on November 1, 2020 6:00 am. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship® Program
Live application window: November 1, 2020 6:00 am through January 15, 2021 11:00 pm CT

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

This 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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants to the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship® Program must:

  • High School graduates of the class of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  •  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 $25,000.

  • 1 award at $25,000
  • 1 award at $20,000
  • 1 award at $10,000
  • 10 awards at $1,000
  • Up to 1,700 awards at $500

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, short answer on patriotism, community involvement/service, volunteer hours served, and academic record.

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. Payment is made in July.

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!