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Offered by Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship annually awards up to $5,000 to college-bound high school seniors who have been personally affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related illness themselves, or through their families or communities. To apply, students must submit either an essay (1,500 words maximum) or a video (four minutes maximum) detailing the impact that Alzheimer’s (or a related illness) has had on their lives or their family/community, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.
If you’re a college-bound high school senior who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s either directly or indirectly, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.
The AFA (Alzheimer's Foundation of America), founded in 2002, provides education and support to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and to their families and caregivers, and funds research toward improved treatments and a cure.
In addition to meeting the below eligibility criteria, applicants must have been impacted by Alzheimer's either directly or through their families/communities.
High School Senior
In addition to the transcript mentioned below, applicants must submit EITHER the essay or video option in order to apply (rather than both).
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