Shorecrest grad earns scholarship with essay

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Olivia (third from left) with representatives from COUNTRY Financial


Portland, OR –COUNTRY Financial® is pleased to announce Shorecrest grad Olivia Knudson as the recipient of the 2019 COUNTRY Financial Life Lessons Scholarship.

COUNTRY Financial selected Knudson, currently a student at Seattle University, as the winner of a $5,000 scholarship for the compelling essay she submitted about the devastating loss of both parents to cancer and the impact it has made on her life.

COUNTRY Financial partnered with Life Happens to present the scholarship opportunity to Washington students. 

Life Happens is a non-profit dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions to safeguard their loved ones. Each year, the Life Lessons Scholarship Program welcomes applications from college-aged individuals who have been negatively impacted after losing a parent. 

Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay or three-minute video in which they discuss the financial and emotional hardships they have faced as a result of the loss of a parent who had little or no life insurance. COUNTRY Financial sponsored ten scholarships across the country this year.

COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home, business, farm and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.



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