Teens for Alzheimerâ€™s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest Open to High School Seniors Impacted by Alzheimerâ€™s Disease
By Lisa Padilla -
Monday Dec 14, 2020
High school seniors impacted by Alzheimerâ€™s disease can win up to $5,000 for college through the Alzheimerâ€™s Foundation of Americaâ€™s (AFA) national Teens for Alzheimerâ€™s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest. Students can enter the contest by visiting http://www.alzfdn.org/scholarship. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2021.
â€œTeens across the country are making an impact because theyâ€™ve been impacted by Alzheimerâ€™sâ€” they are caring for loved ones, volunteering, working at care settings, raising awareness and conducting research,â€ said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFAâ€™s President and CEO. â€œThese college scholarships will help tomorrowâ€™s leaders in the fight against Alzheimerâ€™s disease with their college education. We invite all high school seniors who have been affected by Alzheimerâ€™s to enter.â€
AFAâ€™s scholarship essay contest is open to college-bound high school seniors. Applicants must submit a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay describing how Alzheimerâ€™s disease has impacted their lives and what they have learned about themselves, their family and/or their community through their experience with Alzheimerâ€™s. Essays can be submitted by visiting http://www.alzfdn.org/scholarship. Students already attending college are not eligible to participate. Last year, approximately 2,000 students from across the country entered the contest.
Awards range from first prize of $5,000, second prize of $2,500, third prize of $1,500 to honorable mentions between $1,000 and $400. Since the programâ€™s inception, nearly $300,000 in college scholarships have been awarded. AFA has been able to provide these scholarship funds with the generous support of charitable donors.
Individuals wishing to support this and other programs and services for families affected by Alzheimerâ€™s disease can do so by visiting http://www.alzfdn.org/donate or calling AFA at 866-232-8484.