Must be postmarked by 2/28
As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease—from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service.
Recognizing this, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has created a division specifically for teens, AFA Teens. Its goals include raising awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; providing education, counseling and support to young family members; enabling teens to share feelings with other teens and experts; and referring teens and their family members to supportive services.
In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer’s disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship.
This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community.
- Plan to enter an accredited four-year college / university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline
- Be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or other high school in the United States (If not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances)
- Complete and submit online application
- Current high school transcript (reflecting high school senior status)
- Brief 200 word autobiography (CVs and resumes will not be accepted)
- An essay title
- A 1,200 to 1,500 (written in English) that answer the following questions:
- How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
- What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
In order to receive scholarship monies, applicant provide official documentation of enrollment/registration from the college / university that he or she is attending the following fall or spring in order to receive the scholarship monies.