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 from the 2018 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest:
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