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. 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. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled students in a public, independent, parochial, military, home-school or another high school in the United States. Ten winners of AFA scholarship will each get $500. $2,500 and $1,000 amount will be given to the first and second runner-up, respectively and the winner will receive $5000.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, has created a division specifically for teens, AFA Teens. Its goals include raising awareness among teenagers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias providing education.
To qualify, a student must follow the given criteria:
- The United States citizenship or permanent residence
- 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 another high school in the United States (if not currently enrolled, please explain extenuating circumstances)
- Winner and runners-up will be required to supply social security number in order to process scholarship awards
How to Apply
- The candidates can register & login by the given link to be applying for the scholarship program: http://afaapplications.org/
- Applying for the scholarship program applicant can write an Essay 1,200 to 1,500 words on the given questions:
- How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
- What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
- Students are required to submit an autobiography.
- Complete and submitted online application
- Current high school transcript (reflecting high school senior status)
- Brief 200-word autobiography (CV’s and resumes will not be accepted).
Scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner, and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Additionally, ten $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention.
The deadline for all receipt of application material is February 15, 2017, on 11.59 p.m. (ET).
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