Compete in LifeSmarts for scholarships and other prizes.
LifeSmarts is a scholarship program that honors dozens of students every year with financial support for post-secondary education. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, students can earn scholarship money:
- As a member of the champion, runner-up, or semifinalist teams at the National LifeSmarts Championship
- By earning the highest score on one of five individual topic assessments at the National LifeSmarts Championship
Some state programs also offer scholarship money to state tournament players. Check your state program’s page or contact your state coordinator for more details.
LifeSmarts provides community service learning programs that offer scholarships.
- Our partnership with UL encourages LifeSmarts students to become Safety Smart Ambassadors and share meaningful safety and environmental messages with younger students in their community. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in January 2018. Scholarship applications are due December 1, 2017.
- The LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project was created in 2017 with support from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. The project promotes safe medicine storage, safe use of OTC medicine, and understanding the Drug Facts label. High school students demonstrate leadership by teaching 5th and 6th graders about medicine safety. The lesson is easy to adapt to classroom, club, and community settings. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in June 2018. Scholarship applications are due May 31, 2018.
LifeSmarts honors the memory of Sarah Weinberg with an annual scholarship.
The staff of the National Consumers League has established the Sarah Weinberg LifeSmarts Memorial Scholarship to honor our colleague Sarah Weinberg, who passed away tragically in 2016. This scholarship serves to commemorate the considerable contributions Sarah made to the League, the LifeSmarts program, and to the greater community through her passion for volunteer service work. Scholarship applications are accepted between February and April, and are due April 30, 2018. One $500 scholarship will be awarded in May 2018.
LifeSmarts partners with organizations around the country to provide scholarship opportunities for participants.
Click on the following links to learn more about specific opportunities available to LifeSmarts players: