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AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • http://www.youngleadersofafa.org/about_new.html
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Commtitee
  • Address
  • 322 8th Avenue
  • 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10001
  • Email Address
  • info@afateens.org
  • Application Deadline
  • February 15, 2017
  • Number Of Awards
  • 13
  • Maximum Amount
  • $5,000
  • 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.

    -Must 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. (If not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances)

    Application process:
    -Complete and submit online application
    - Current high school transcript (reflecting high school senior status)
    -Brief 200-word autobiography (CVs and resumes will not be accepted)
    -An essay title
    -A 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that answers the following questions:
    1. How has Alzheimer's disease changed or impacted your life?
    2. What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer's disease?

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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