Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship Fund

Most people expect to outlive their parents, but the truth is, tragedy can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving children and families grieving and without support. Brad Cummins, the founder of Insurance Geek, knows all too well what it is like to lose a loved one unexpectedly. When he was 14, his dad passed away suddenly due to a cerebral hemorrhage, something that the family could never have predicted.

Since Brad’s father had purchased life insurance several months before he died, it helped with the financial hardship his family faced after his death. It also allowed Brad and his family a little time to grieve their loss.

To honor the memory of his dad, and to help others impacted by the loss of a parent or guardian, Brad decided to launch the Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship for students with a deceased parent. The purpose of the Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship is to help students who are struggling to pay their educational costs due to the loss of a parent or guardian.


Your video should respond to the following prompt:

“Losing a parent or guardian unexpectedly can impact a child’s life forever. Based on your own experiences as well as outside sources, explain why life insurance is an important thing that parents should consider.”

The videos will be judged on creativity and the quality of the content.


To compete in the Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship, you must be a student who is a U.S. resident or an international student who is studying at a U.S. school who is:

A high school junior or senior, or
A student currently enrolled in two-year or four-year college or university
A student currently enrolled in graduate school.
A student struggling to pay for educational expenses due to the death of a parent or guardian.

Applicants who are younger than age 18 must provide parental consent to enter.


To apply for the Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship, you must submit:

A video responding to the above prompt.

Only one video per student is allowed. The video must be original work, and all sources used should be cited.

You must submit your video by August 1st.

In addition to your video, you must also submit:

A copy of your school transcript or other proof of enrollment
A cover sheet that contains the following:
Your name, address and phone number
The name and address of your school
Your photograph (in .jpeg or .png format)
A brief bio that describes yourself and explains how the scholarship would help you.
If you are younger than age 18, the signature of a parent or guardian.


You must submit your complete entry by:
August 1st, 2021.

Our selection committee will select the scholarship winner. The committee’s decisions will be final.

We will announce our scholarship winner on:
September 1st 2021.

We will use the contact information submitted in the application to notify the winner. We will also announce the winner on our website.


When you submit your application, you will:

Acknowledge that Insurance Geek owns all rights to publish, distribute and promote your essay.

Grant Insurance Geek the right to use your name, biographical information and photo for marketing and other purposes.

Agree to indemnify and hold harmless Insurance Geek. and its members, officers, directors, and employees against any and all liability and costs associated with the contest or the acceptance or use of prizes.

We look forward to seeing your essay or video and wish you the best of luck!


If you have any questions about the Insurance Geek Still Living Scholarship, contact us here.