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AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship
AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. within 12 months of the application deadline. Current college students are not eligible.

The scholarship is based on students writing and submitting a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay on the subject of Alzheimer's disease. Students must describe in the essay how Alzheimer's has impacted either their own lives, those of family members, or members of their community. Ten scholarships will be awarded, including a grand prize winner, first and second runners-up, and seven honorable mention scholarships.

The purpose of the scholarship is to increase Alzheimer's awareness among teenagers and the general public. Many teens have been affected by the disease. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) encourages teens to openly discuss Alzheimer’s and diseases related to dementia and seek supportive services for themselves and family members.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is a national non-profit organization created to provide support and services to those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia. AFA Teens, a branch of AFA, was founded in 2002 to reach teenagers nationwide to become aware and involved in the disease. The scholarships are offered to teens every year.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in FEBRUARY of each year, and the award amount is usually $500 - $5,000.

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