Scholarship Program

The scholarship program has been terminated.

When we started this program it was done in order to obtain links from colleges and universities to our website. Our business is creating traffic for insurance companies. The more links we have the more traffic we generate the more revenue we generate. For a while this strategy worked. Unfortunately over the last year colleges have grown less and less cooperative in posting scholarship programs and providing those links. Our traffic has dwindled to the point where we had $0 revenue last month. understands the immense need for higher education and wants to do our part to mitigate the rising cost to the individual. We also believe that insurance has a valid role in maintaining the fabric of our society.

We have created a scholarship program to further the understanding of the insurance industry by posting the essays submitted. We will award one $2,500 award for each 250 essays submitted. For the 2017 Award this will be changed to $2,500 for each 500 essays submitted.

The topic of the scholarship contest essay will be “Why Insurance Is Important to Me”. We will welcome essays that discuss personal experiences or the experiences of someone you know. The essay could be about the value of insurance in meeting a personal catastrophe such as high healthcare costs, rebuilding expense after a storm, flood or other natural disasters, or maybe what a death benefit meant to your family after the loss of a loved one.

Please review the rules, and then send us an essay. Essays with less than 750 words or more than 1,250 words will be disqualified.

Essays are to be sent to with the subject line “Enhanced Essay.”

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Upper Left, Inc.  uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website for this scholarship program.

Upper Left, Inc. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Upper Left, Inc. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 3/5/2016.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • college

What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • To identify authorship of essay
  • We will never sell your information.

For more information regarding our privacy policy contact


We will post all essays here for the public to view, as time permits.


The scholarship essays that are received after 10/31/2016 will be automatically entered in the scholarship contest for next years scholarship of $2,500 (per 500 entries) to be awarded 11/15/2017.

Past Winners

2016 Winners