New Annual Scholarship Recognizes Teens as Alzheimer’s Caregivers

$5,000 Cash from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America


Teens, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) wants to educate you on the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Why? The AFA believes that a growing number of teens are being forced into roles as caregivers for a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s.

In response the AFA has launched a new teen website as part of its ongoing mission to provide the support and education necessary for those affected by Alzheimer’s.

In celebration of the website’s launch the AFA is giving away a new annual scholarship. Starting in 2008, the $5,000 AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship award will be annually awarded to one college-bound applicant.

Who’s eligible?

  • You must be a high school senior and enrolling in a four-year college upon graduation.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

How to Enter:

  • Write a personal biography of about 200 words.
  • Write a well-crafted personal essay between 1200 and 1500 words that answers these two 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?”
  • All essays and biographies must be hard copy, typed or in a Word document format, and double-spaced. Include 4 copies of the essay with a cover letter and title.
  • Attach an official school transcript and a copy of your official birth certificate.
  • Complete an official AFA Teens scholarship application.

Deadline for submissions:

All scholarship packages must be postmarked by February 15, 2008. The winner will be announced on April 1, 2008.

**For complete details and mailing address visit the scholarship webpage.

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