AFA Seeks Essays from Teens for its Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Contest

AFA Seeks Essays from Teens for its Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Contest
With its annual essay competition, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is again offering high schoolers affected by Alzheimer’s disease a chance to motivate others and earn money for college. In the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest, college-bound high school seniors nationwide are invited to describe, in 1,200 to 1,500 words, how the disease has affected their lives, and what coping has taught them about themselves, their family or community. In the narrative, students also must explain what they plan to do to help battle Alzheimer's. The submission deadline is Jan. 17. “The next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s is already hard at work,” said Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., AFA’s president and CEO, in a press release. “Throughout the country, children serve as family caregivers to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, volunteer to help others living with the disease, and get involved in raising awareness. Every teen who openly shares their experiences with Alzheimer’s helps to educate others and inspire them to make a difference,” he said. The contest is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will enter a four-year accredited academic institution within a year of the application deadline. High school transcripts are required. Colle
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