AFA Teens College Scholarship Essay Contest

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, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful consideration to the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on their lives and others in their family and community. Total ten awards will be given to the deserving candidate up to $5000 amount.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is “to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life.”


• The United States citizenship or permanent residency
• 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)

How to Apply:

The candidates can apply for the scholarship either on-line or off-line.

• For applying on-line, you can login through the given link. Complete on-line scholarship application form and upload the supporting documents:

• For applying off-line, you can download the application form by using the given link.

Supporting Documents:

• One copy of completed and signed application form
• One copy of brief, typewritten autobiography (maximum 200 words or less) in essay format
• Two copies of essay (one copy of the essay with an attached title page with essay title, word count and applicant’s name and address, and one copy without a title page, NOTE: online applicants must submit only one copy of essay with title page.)
• A 1,200 to 1,500-word essay (typed, written in English, 12-point font, double-spaced, margins of approximately one-inch on all sides) 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?

Submitting Details:

The candidates can submit the completed application packet to:

Attention: AFA Teens College Scholarship
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Award Amount:

AFA will award:

• A $5,000 scholarship to the winner,
• A $2,500 scholarship to the first runner-up,
• A $1,000 scholarship to the second runner-up and
• Seven $500 scholarships for honorable mention.

Application Deadline:

The completed scholarship application packet must be submitted by 11.59 p.m. (ET) on February 15 each year.

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