Coming Soon: Updated Medication Section 

To support Lupus Awareness Month, L.I.F.E. will be posting a new and updated medication section on our website. It includes something interesting for everyone. For example, want to know the common types of medications used to treat lupus? Or want to know in simple terms the mechanism of a class of medications used to treat lupus? Or an interesting fact about a drug?  Or adverse side-effects of a medication you or someone you love is taking? Or how the benefits of antimalarials were discovered by our US troops?

L.I.F.E. President, Jodi Norton and 2014 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Recipient Jacqueline Saunders have teamed up to provide an amazing medication section for our website. Jacqueline is currently a student at Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy and was not only a 2014 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Recipient but also a 2015 recipient of the L.I.F.E. Degree Completion/Scholarship Renewal Scholarship and a member of the Honorary L.I.F.E. Program for her efforts to give back. L.I.F.E. is thankful for the numerous hours Jacqueline provided as a way to give back to an organization that helped her reach her goal to become a pharmacist and once again give back to the lupus community.


The L.I.F.E. Team gives a special THANK YOU to our honorary winner Jacqueline.



Attention 2017 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Applicants 

Please note that beginning this year, in addition to mailing a hard copy of your scholarship application, all students must also submit a scanned electronic copy via email to For more information about eligibility and application requirements, please visit our Apply For A Scholarship page. 

Best of luck to all of our 2017 L.I.F.E. Scholarship applicants!


L.I.F.E. Reaches Goal Selling 2016 Jim Click Automotive Raffle Tickets

For the third year, L.I.F.E. reached its goal for selling tickets for the Jim Click Automotive Raffle. Thank you to all our donors for your continued support and generosity.


2016 L.I.F.E Scholarship Winner Announcement

Thank you to all who applied for a L.I.F.E Scholarship. After careful consideration, the following students have been selected as a recipient of the 2016 L.I.F.E. Scholarship. Congratulations!

Abigail Shafer- Arizona State University

Alyssa Metts- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)

Christina Jackson- University of Missouri- Columbia

Corrin Ann Stines- Elmhurst College (Illinois)

Courtney Holvey- Binghampton University (New York)

Hanna Kent- California State San Marcos

Hasler Roberson- University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Jamie Stevens- University of New Mexico

Jamilah Ali- Ohio University

Kashika Singh- Chapman University (California)

Kayla Morgan Pigg- University of Kentucky

Mackenzie Hoover- Plymouth State University (New Hampshire)

Nicole Iadevaia- New York University

Raul Gomez- University of San Francisco

Samantha Byers- University of California- Riverside


L.I.F.E Announces 29 Finalists for Consideration of 2016-2017 Scholarship Award

The 2016 L.I.F.E. Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce 29 inspirational finalists for consideration of the 2016 Scholarship Award. Being selected as a finalist is a considerable honor as the competition is at an all-time high. Thank you to all of our applicants for sharing your story and for continuing to persevere despite the setbacks of lupus.

The final selection of winners will be contacted by telephone in September by a member of the L.I.F.E Scholarship Committee.

The L.I.F.E. Scholarship Committee encourages all applicants who did not receive a scholarship to re-apply next year.

 1. Abigail Shafer

2. Alyssa Metts

3. Briana Granger

4. Christina Jackson

5. Corrin Ann Stines

6. Courtney Holvey

7. Destin Thomas

8. Emily Olszewski

9. Emma Collins

10. Haley Whitney

11. Hanna Kent

12. Hannah Kaufmann

13. Hasler Roberson

14. Hayley Miller

15. Jamie Stevens

16. Kashika Singh

17. Kayla Morgan Pigg

18. Jamilah Ali

19. Latavia Young

20. Leah Santiago

21. Leeza Camacho

22. Nicole Ladevaia

23. Raul Gomez

24. Sadie Frohnapple

25. Samantha Byers

26. Samantha Lee Stein

27. Sara Abdulaziz

28. Savannah Rowell

29. Sparkyl Lucas



L.I.F.E. Partners with Macy's

Macy's Shop For A Cause

It only takes $5 to make a difference...

With school just around the corner, what better way to shop for back-to-school clothes and help make a difference in another student’s life. L.I.F.E is committed to helping students with lupus reach their goal of obtaining higher education through merit-based scholarships and YOU can help today.  

L.I.F.E. is excited to partner with Macy's for their 11th Annual Shop For A Cause fundraiser! Be a helping hand to our inspiring students that have faced adversity at such a tender age. You may know of someone with lupus - in recognition, help L.I.F.E. make a difference!

It only takes $5 to make a difference… in return you will be inspired by the students we have been helping across America since 2002!

Ticket Options

 Note: Your ready-to-print Savings Pass will be sent to the email listed in your order (please allow up to 24 hours to receive your Savings Pass).

What is Macy’s Shop For A Cause?

Non-profits across the country participate by selling special Macy's savings passes for $5 each, keeping 100% of the proceeds for their mission!  Savings passes are valid at all Macy's stores during the Shop For A Cause three day event, August 26th - August 28th.

What is the Savings Offer?

The Shop For A Cause offer is a weekend shopping pass discount of 25% throughout the store on an assortment of regular, sale and clearance merchandise and 10% on electrics/electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings.

Savings passes are valid at all Macy's stores only on the event days.*

Plus, at each Macy’s store, customers who bring in their savings pass will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase necessary.

*See shopping pass for details

Purchase your Savings Pass Now!

When purchasing, please provide your email address so that we can send you your ready-to-print Macy's Savings Pass. It's that easy!

*If you are donating on behalf of a student, please write their name in the provided slot.


Thank you on behalf of L.I.F.E. and all our scholarship recipients for supporting us and students across the country. Your continued generosity has made it possible for L.I.F.E. to award over 100 scholarships to students in more than 30 states across the country!

Below are just a few of our outstanding 2016 Winners. The remaining winners will be announced in September.

Mackenzie Hoover - Plymouth State University, NH 

"They asked me if I needed protection from my parents and it was at that point that I realized they too didn’t believe I was truly in pain and this made me very upset. Just because I wasn’t fitting into their textbook diagnoses I must be a hormonally teenager looking for attention."


Raul Gomez - University of San Francisco, CA

"As a person with lupus I understand that life can be unfair but over the years of having supporting family and friends I’ve been able to cope with my disability and turn everyday into a positive day."



Jamilah Ali - Ohio University Graduate College

“I made it through four years of being a division 1 athlete with lupus. Doing this taught me that some days will be harder than you can ever imagine maybe even some months, but you can and will make it through so long as you do all you can, listen to the doctors and just keep on pushing. But never ever let anyone tell you that you cannot achieve something due to your illness there is always a way.”