AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors. Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families, or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners-up.
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Essay required
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Donor: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Founded in 2002 by a caregiver, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 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.Website