AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

By Shubhra Mishra

This week, we will be covering the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. It is an essay competition where college-bound high school seniors can write about the impact of dementia-related illnesses on themselves or their community to win a scholarship up to $5,000.

Application: Here. You have to write a 1,200- to 1,500-word essay answering the following 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?
  • What are your plans to raise awareness in regards to Alzheimer's disease and dementia?
Award: $400 - $5,000


  • Be a high school senior
  • Plan on attending an accredited college/university in the US starting fall 2021
Deadline: February 15, 2021


Good luck to everyone applying!