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 players. Check your state program’s page or contact your state coordinator for more details.

LifeSmarts honors the memory of Sarah Weinberg with an annual scholarship

Congratulations to our 2023 Sarah Weinberg winner Kaitlyn Johnson!

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  commemorates the considerable contributions Sarah made to the League, the LifeSmarts program, and to the greater community through her passion for volunteer service work. Scholarship nominations are due March 15, 2024. One $500 scholarship will be awarded. Coaches may nominate a stand-out senior here.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Toyota Financial Services Making Life Easier Program

LifeSmarts hopes to partner with Toyota Financial Services in 2024. Participants may be awarded up to $20,000 in post-secondary scholarships through the Making Life Easier program. The deadline to apply is closed. Thank you to those who applied!

LifeSmarts Community Service Programs

In addition, LifeSmarts provides community service learning programs that offer scholarships and partners with organizations around the country to provide scholarship opportunities for participants. Check back. When new partner scholarship opportunities are available, they will be posted here.