AFA Teens Essay Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded

$5000
awarded

Application Deadline

February 15
Thursday

Awarded By

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Award Amount

$5,000 annually for the grand-prize winner, $3,500 annually for the first runner-up winner, $1,500 annually for the second runner-up winner, $1,000 annually for the third runner-up winners, $750 for fourth runner-ups, and $500 annually for honorable mention. All awards are non-renewable.

Recipients

A total of 10 scholarships offered annually. Should the scholarship winner fail to attend college within the stated time period, the scholarship will be given to the first runner-up.

Additional Information

The 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, counseling and support to young family members; enabling teens to share feelings with other teens and experts; and referring teens and their family members to supportive services. This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and community. To qualify, students must be entering a four-year accredited college or university within 12 months of the application deadline. An independent committee selected by AFA will judge all timely submissions. Author identity will remain anonymous during the judging. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) website. In addition to the two signed copies of a completed application, the student must also submit: a double-space ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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