AFA’s 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay Contest
Application deadline: February 15, 2019
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the people who have been diagnosed with it; their loved ones, caregivers and people of all ages, including children.
Each year, AFA holds a Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest which asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted their lives. Whether they’ve had a loved one with the disease, volunteered or worked as a caretaker or are just passionate about the cause, the next generation of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s have a story to tell. We want to hear yours!
All current high school seniors who are US citizens/permanent residents and will be attending an accredited four year college/university next year are welcome to enter the competition. Essays must be a maximum of 1,500 words.
The grand prize is a $5,000 college scholarship. Prizes will also be awarded for first runner-up ($2,500 scholarship), second runner-up ($1,500 scholarship), third runner-up ($1,000 scholarship), fourth runner-up ($750 scholarship) and honorable mention ($500 scholarship). Since the program’s inception, nearly $250,000 in college scholarships have been awarded.
Entries and required supporting materials must be submitted by February 15, 2019.
Congratulations to the following winners:
Grand Prize Winner ($5,000):
First Runner Up ($2,500):
Second Runner Up ($1,500):
Third Runners Up ($1,000):
Cydney Black- Hackettstown, New Jersey
Kyah Davey- Ririe, Idaho
Sarah Birch- North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Quinn Thompson- Fairfield, Connecticut
Taylor Pennington- Gilbert, Arizona
Annie Wolfert- Fishers, Indiana
James Pedigo- Floodwood, Minnesota
Braden Gilbertson- Bismarck, North Dakota
Alexander Cole- Hillsborough, New Jersey
Samantha Moser- Cincinnati, Ohio
Fourth Runners Up ($750):
Catherine Becker- New York, New York
Haley Trebil- Edina, Minnesota
Megan Jackson- Crofton, Maryland
Angela Velazquez- Tucson, Arizona
Ashleigh Gundy- Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Mary Cannon- Lewes, Delaware
Skylar Gordon- Pismo Beach, California
Anisha Mahenthiran- Indianapolis, Indiana
James Ferry- Bayonne, New Jersey
Nicole Ferraro- Bethpage, New York
Honorable Mentions ($500):
Jonathan Lolar- Charleston, South Carolina
Nimisha Prasad- Oswego Illinois
Sarah Jehl- Grayson, Georgia
Abbygail Pollack- Orlando, Florida
Averie Elsass- Massillon, Ohio
Brandon Salazar- Brownsville, Texas
Olivia Grassel- Boscobel, Wisconsin