Legal & General America (LGA), a top ten U.S. life insurer, awarded Nyraysia Robinson, Stockton University junior majoring in environmental science, its annual $10,000 Life Lessons Scholarship.
14 Sep 2020
This scholarship, part of non-profit Life Happens' annual program, recognizes students like Robinson for their perseverance following the loss of a parent or guardian with little to no life insurance coverage.
“With this scholarship, I'll be able to continue to keep my promise to my dad to achieve a higher education,” said Robinson.
Robinson’s life turned upside down when she lost her father to illness. In the wake of his death were medical bills, other debt and a young woman wanting to go to college to pursue her dream of becoming a wildlife biologist. While her mom has worked hard to overcome adversity, the financial strain still exists.
“The greatest peace of mind a person can have is protecting the things that really matter and ensuring those who depend on you are taken care of, “ said Mark Holweger, President and CEO of Legal & General America. “We are proud to award this scholarship to Nyraysia, who persevered through a very difficult time and is determined to succeed in her studies and beyond."
Through its annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program, Life Happens recognizes students through scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, to help pay for their college education. The program started in 2005 and has awarded roughly $2,200,000 to nearly 615 students. LGA has worked with Life Happens for over 10 years on the program.
Andrea Englert, manager of Consumer & Industry Programs at Life Happens: "Reading these students’ stories serves as a reality check for many and reminds us of the importance of life insurance, especially for families. It’s not for you, but for those you leave behind. All of us at Life Happens are truly honored to play even a small part in these student’s lives. This has been a truly outstanding year for the program with $345,000 being awarded thanks to the support of our sponsors like Legal and General America."
Notes to editors
Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK’s leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with international businesses in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. With almost £1.3 trillion in total assets under management*, we are the UK’s largest investment manager for corporate pension schemes and a UK market leader in pension risk transfer, alternative asset origination, life insurance, workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
* at 30 June 2021
Our companies, Banner Life Insurance Company and William Penn Life insurance Company, have been in the business of protecting Americans with life insurance for more than 70 years. Today we are known as Legal & General America and are a proud part of the ninth-largest insurer in the world. By 2019 Legal & General America had more than 1.3 million policyholders and was noted as a top-five provider of term life insurance in the US, issuing more than $57 billion in new coverage.
(As of June 2021)