AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship provides educational funding to college-bound high school seniors who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 word maximum) or submit a video no more than 4 minutes long, describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned.
The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up. More than $350,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. To qualify, the student: must currently be a senior in high school; must be attending a U.S. college/university in the fall following graduation; must live in the United States; and must be a U.S. citizen. Submit the essay/video no later than 5:00 pm ET on the due date and provide all requested supporting documents. Applications open in November.