Alzheimer's Foundation of America/AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; it also affects their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children. Each year, AFA holds a scholarship essay contest which asks students to describe how Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they've had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's have a story tell. We want to hear it! All high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in 2018 are invited to take part in the 2018 contest. In 2017, AFA awarded $25,000 in college scholarships to students across the country through the program. In addition to the scholarships, the grand prize winner and runners up had their essays featured in AFA's Care Quarterly magazine, which has a national readership of approximately 250,000 people.

Award Information

Award Amount
$500
Number of Awards
25 - 5,000
Application Deadline
February 15
Available to Class Level
None specified
Renewability
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization

Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Address
322 8th Avenue
City, State, Zip
New York, NY , 10001
Telephone
Not reported
E-mail
Not reported
Website
Website

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