Last updated on April 1, 2019

The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship

The team at Mason Finance is driven to create financial security for the growing group of seniors in our country. With this mindset, we recognize how important extra financial assistance can be to students as well. We are offering a scholarship opportunity to one dedicated undergraduate student who can display knowledge and writing skills in an essay surrounding senior financial products that help people sell life insurance policies such as life settlements and viatical settlements, as well as modern technology.

Scholarship details

Scholarship Amount: $1,000


Application Deadline:

  • All applications must be submitted by September 15, 2019. A winner will be selected and notified by October 1, 2019. 



  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
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Application details

  • Today, nearly half of those 65 years and older are economically insecure and will run out of money during their retirements. At the same time, seniors are losing approximately $110B a year due to lapsing life insurance policies. The reason is that nearly 90% of seniors are unaware that you can sell your life insurance policy.
    • Please write a 1000 word essay that reflects on the above information and answers the following questions:
      • Many seniors fall into financial difficulties through no fault of their own. What reasons do you think factor into this problem?
      • When considering the finances of those already retired, how do you think new technology can help them gain access to historically hard to reach retirement services such as a life settlement, viatical settlement or annuity?
      • Keeping in mind seniors are less likely to feel comfortable using technology and less trusting of the internet, how do you think modern companies can best manage that balance?
  • Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
  • Please submit The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship form below.

How to apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply: The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment – Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  • Essay answering above questions.  Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  • Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Additional information

  • Winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from Mason Finance.
  • Scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.
  • Any questions about The Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship can be directed to: [email protected].
  • The scholarship funds provided by Mason Finance will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy

By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants Mason Finance permission to post the applicant’s name, college, photo (if submitted), and essay on or in other marketing communications, even if the candidate does not win the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.


User Communications

When you send email communications to Mason Finance, and/or its representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. Mason Finance and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college or university by contacting the institution for verification.

Terms & conditions

All submitted photos, videos, and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to the Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.


The applicant automatically grants Mason Finance, its agents and/or representatives permission to:


  • Use their name, photo, essay response, and award amount, if any, in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc) issued by Mason Finance.
  • Post the applicant’s name, college or university, video, and essay on website.
  • Call and/or send information to the applicant regarding their application.
  • Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly, as well as on Mason Finance’s social media pages.

About Mason Finance

Mason Finance was founded on the idea that access to the right information and excellent financial services has no retirement date. Everyone, regardless of age, deserves honest financial products that are designed for them.


We have a passion for technology but an even deeper desire to help people get more out of their lives. Living longer is one of our greatest accomplishments but millions of people aging in poverty threatens its legacy.


We’re spreading the word about the option to sell your life insurance because we know that many people surrender or lapse their policies without the knowledge of a life settlement. This keeps us up at night.


At Mason Finance we believe in the power of information, life settlements, and viatical settlements to empower people to take control of their financial lives as they age.

The 2018 Scholarship Winner

Read Sashauna’s Winning Essay Here


Sashauna Shai Bailey



Sashauna Shai Bailey
Southern New Hampshire University
Award: $1,000
October 1, 2018



The Mason Finance team is pleased to announce Sashauna Shai Bailey as the winner of The 2018 Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship for $1,000.  Sashauna attends Southern New Hampshire University as an undergraduate student. Candidates had to craft and submit an essay describing the importance of financial planning.


Applications for the 2019 Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship are now open.