Foundation of America

AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest is an annual competition for college-bound high school seniors.  Applicants are asked to write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned in light of coping with the brain disorder. The grand prize winner receives $5,000, with additional prizes awarded for runners up.

2021 Essay Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

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2020 Scholarship Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for AFA’s Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected as winners! 

First Place ($5,000):

Pilar Elaine Carson – Bend, OR

Second Place ($2,500):

Emma Civello – Southampton, MA

Third Place ($1,500):

Connor Bramhall – Wilmington, DE

Runners Up ($1,000):

Jessie Carlisle – Anchorage, AK

Abella Glorfield – Santa Cruz, CA

Sierra Madden – Harrisville, RI

Benjamin McGowan – New Egypt, NJ

Ashley McRae – Bolingbrook, IL

Ayush Noori – Issaquah, NH

Alejandra Paige – Geneseo, NY

Runners Up ($750):

Mairead Burke – Downers Grove, IL

Morgan Douglas – Brighton, IL

Olivia Green – Cary, IL

Rebekah Harry – Chicago, IL

Johanna Hartke – Marion, IA

Molly McCormick – Dexter, MI

Travis Nolan – Richardson, TX

Diana Parker – Dresden, TN

Faith Selenske – Fort Collins, CO

Heba Shaikh – Chantilly, VA

Sharhana Shrestha – Elkhorn, NE

Serene Tompkins – Newark, DE

Annabella Wiles – Lawrence, KS

Lauren Woolley – Easton, PA

Runners Up ($500):

Halla Brill– Corning, NY

Jordan Burke – Cincinnati, OH

Jurgis Daugela – Bloomington, MN

Emelia Keim – Moscow, ID

Paige Magee – Monroe Township, NJ

Julia Papp – Downers Grove, IL

Maddie Putnam – Decorah, IA

Alexandra Schultz – Berthoud, CO

John Soeder – Mentor, OH

Camden Sutherland – Fayetteville, GA

Georgia Turpin – Harrodsburg, KY

Sydney Vickery – Walhalla, SC

Sophia Zalewski – Piedmont, CA

Honorable Mention ($400):

Grace Bradley– Lisle, IL

Hannah Caudill – Keller, TX

Sydney Crowley – Tewksbury, Ma

Christopher D’Accordo – Brooklyn, NY

Malik Fountain – Olympia Fields, IL

Patrick Hart – Alexandria, VA

Emma Hassfurther – Ferdinand, IN

Clara-Rosa Hertzog – Milton, DE

Adalynn Joy – Meeker, CO

Grace Kellerman – Poway, CA

Emilee Magill – North Prairie, WI

Luke Makshanoff – San Clemente, CA

Bailee Marez – Yorktown, TX

Tawni Parrish – Reno, NV

Matthew Pearson – Boynton Beach, FL

Isaac Petrella – Clarence, NY

Samantha Senger – Minot, ND

Paige Sheridan – Quakertown, PA

Jacob Slocum – Springwater, NY

Madeleine Smith – Tampa, FL

Faith Taylor – Bear, DE

Baylee Wojcik – Windber, MA

Information about the 2021 contest will be forthcoming.  Check back to this page for updates!