AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship


February 15, 2021

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  • Scholarship Description
  • As more and more families across America are affected by Alzheimer's disease, many teenagers as well are becoming aware of this heartbreaking brain disease - from personal experiences in their own families, watching friends and neighbors, or involvement in community service. In a further effort to provide an outlet for teenagers to express their thoughts about Alzheimer's disease and to engage the younger generation in this cause, AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship. Applicants must be college-bound seniors who plan to enter an accredited four-year college/university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline, be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or other high school in the United States, and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants will be asked to write a 1,200-1,500 word essay that demonstrates how Alzheimer’s disease has impacted their lives. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • 322 8th Avenue
  • 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10001
  • tel: 868-232-8484
  • fax: 646-638-1546

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Kennedy P.  on 9/25/2020 1:05:12 PM

My Great-Grandmother suffered for nearly five years with Dementia. Her rapid decline in health, mental capacity and overall health posed many sleepless nights for our family. My Great -Grandmother's Dementia was coupled with paralysis and a myriad of other ailments. Countless hospital stays, doctor visits and days riddled with pain, uncertainty and fear, we came to terms with the illness. Since her death in October of 2019, my Great-Aunt has now been diagnosed with this awful disease.

Jada Crowell  on 9/15/2020 5:38:38 PM

My grandmother, great grandmother and great aunt, all were diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I never met my great grandmother, however, I've only known my grandmother and great aunt behind the mask the wore daily. This disease is very strong in my family. My mother said if I ever see that she's forgetting or struggling please take her to the doctor immediately. She said she and her sisters made excuses for my grandmother, thinking she was just getting old but this wasn't the case. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at 60, this disease destroys your memory and other important mental functions.

Summer Y  on 8/13/2020 4:18:57 PM

My Grandmother was recently diagnosed with early on set Alzheimer's just a few years ago. She has been on a rapid decline in health, forgetting who I am or where she is. Her panic attacks are getting worse and worse. We are doing all we can for her. But it's getting so bad. I don't want to lose her without actually losing her.

Skylar A  on 7/5/2020 6:41:32 PM

My great grandmother had dementia since I was born. I didn't know her any differently.all I knew was she was family and I loved her.she use to tell me stories about her time and the Kennedys. I don't know how much of the stories were facts.she would go missing sometimes and it was extremely dangerous because she lived near the woods. She sadly passed away when I was 13 years old

Amanda Tillman  on 5/14/2020 5:04:21 AM

Hello.. I think that this is a great scholarship to apply for. Dementia has it so many families in all countries and it really hit my family hard. My great grandmother had it, I was only two at the time but my mother talks about it. And my aunt had it and passed on March 21, 2020. Praying that one day they find a cure or other medication to slow it down. We must keep positive thoughts that a better medication will be created to help families with this disease one day.

Madison Condurso  on 3/6/2020 10:49:00 AM

My grandfather was diagnosed with early on-set dementia about 10 years ago. He has declined in the last 10 years where he is now in a assisted living facility. He has progressed to where Alzheimer's is his diagnosis. It is heartbreaking to see what this disease does to a persons mind and body. My grandfather was an extremely smart, strong person who took care of everyone. Now he is dependent on all of us to take care of him which we all do so willingly.

Ashia Harris  on 2/2/2020 1:27:52 PM

I’ve only became aware of Alzheimer’s 6 years ago when I met my great grandmother for the first time. I met her but she wasn’t able to meet me ,she would never be able to know my name or know me as a person. I watched her go from wondering around the house to not being able to get out of the bed by herself. This opened my eyes Alzheimer’s and I’ll continue to support research and be an advocate for the disease.

Ruth L  on 12/3/2018 12:57:34 PM

I have been volunteering at the old age facility at a hospital and I have met with multiple patients suffering from this heart breaking disease. I just moved to America from Dubai less than 7 months ago and I plan to pursue a Biology course to gain a Physician Assistant masters

Gary C  on 8/12/2018 9:57:37 AM

I work in an Alzheimer's care facility as a way to pay my way through cosmetology school. I was excited to first see this scholarship because everyday I see first hand the devastation of this tragic disease. I was then horribly disappointed to discover that only 4 year college students are eligible. Many teens and young adults are affected by this disease and want to better their circumstance through education that is not a 4 year program.

Nir R  on 7/24/2018 9:34:01 AM

I moved to the state 1 year ago from Tel-Aviv and now its my time to fulfill my dream to have B.A from important American university. Hope i can make it with your assistance

Nir R  on 7/24/2018 9:19:26 AM

I moved to the state 1 year ago from Tel-Aviv and now its my time to fulfill my dream to have B.A from important American university. Hope i can make it with your assistance

Evan D  on 3/21/2018 4:33:29 PM

IM just looking for a chance..

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