Alzheimer’s organization offers scholarship opportunity for college-bound teens

Teens can win scholarships by sharing their experiences with Alzheimer’s disease, through a scholarship program from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

College-bound students can apply for the 6th annual AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. The winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and the first- and second-place awards will be $500 and $250, respectively, according to a news release.

Students must write a 1,200- to 1,500-word essay considering the impact Alzheimer’s has had on their own lives and what they’ve learned about themselves, their family and/or the community in coping with the disease, according to the release.

The scholarship program is part of the AFA Teens dvision, which aims to educate and raise awareness among teens about Alzheimer’s, the release says.

Deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, visit www.afateens.org.

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I want to know what's happening inside York County classrooms. Email me at amason@ydr.com or follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1
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