InsureSTAT Scholarship Essay Contest

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Thanks to all of our InsureSTAT essay participants
Congratulations to our Winner, Leah LaPinta

After reading the essays from students from well over 70 colleges and universities is happy to announce that the 2019 scholarship recipient is Leah LaPinta from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.  Ms LaPinta is a student-athlete whose essay on the benefits of Disability Insurance was especially poignant as it has positively affected her entire family.

Ursuline College was founded in 1871 by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning for women in the United States.  It is also the first Catholic women’s college in the state of Ohio. 

Leah, a sophomore Nursing major, was named Athlete of the Month for her Volleyball contribution and was quoted in describing her college; “There are so many things that I loved about Ursuline; the beautiful campus, the top notch facilities and strength in both nursing and volleyball programs. I knew that Ursuline was the place for me when I got the feeling I was home, not only from the campus but from the incredible people that are a part of it.”

In her essay Leah wrote about how her dual income household had experienced an event that disability insurance had a positive influence over.  Having this valuable insurance in place has allowed her family the comfort of knowing that regardless of the outcome there will be financial backing that will allow both Leah and her sister to continue and finish their scholastic journeys.  Leah, obviously a dedicated family member and student-athlete was already holding down two jobs and was immediately inclined to find a third. Fortunately, as Leah pointed out, due to having the disability insurance she will not have to add that third job.  We think Leah has enough on her plate as it is!

Leah has such a deep appreciation for the sacrifices her parents have made to provide opportunity she sees disability insurance as absolutely vital in one’s protection strategy.  As she says in her essay, “the smile on my Mom’s face when she visits me at college and the joy in my Dad’s voice when he talks about his business” further demonstrates her mature view that the love and appreciation for life are far more valuable than a paycheck.

Congratulations, Leah! celebrates you and your family on a job well done!

The InsureSTAT Essay Contest – 2019

InsureSTAT, the leading online provider of physician disability insurance, is pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship essay contest. The team at InsureSTAT is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals, and we look forward to contributing to their academic future. 

For the spring 2019 semester, InsureSTAT will select and award one scholarship winner a $1,000 academic scholarship.


To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an accredited American 2- or 4-year university or college, and must have at least a 2.5 GPA.


Any student who fits the eligibility requirements above can apply for the InsureSTAT scholarship. To enter, students must submit a 500- to 700-word essay on one of the following topics:

How can disability insurance give disabled people the freedom to accomplish their goals?

How can disability insurance help prepare people for unseen disasters?

Why is disability insurance a worthwhile investment, especially when it comes to student loan protection? 

To submit, email your essay as an attachment in PDF or Word format, including your full name, school you will be attending, and contact information to


The essay submission deadline is 12 p.m. EST on February 12, 2019.


The InsureSTAT scholarship committee will review all essays received and choose one winner for the spring academic semester. Once the winner has been determined, they will be contacted directly by InsureSTAT on July 15, 2019.


The awarded scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and books only. Once awarded, a check will be written to the recipient’s school of choice and credited for academic costs. The scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for one semester cycle. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship once during their lifetime.


Any questions about the scholarship essay contest can be directed to

Danny Mensh is the CEO of InsureSTAT, the leading online provider of Disability Insurance for Physicians, Nurses and Physician Assistants.