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High school students eligible for Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness scholarships

Students can enter the contest by visiting alzfdn.org/scholarship. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022.

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High school seniors impacted by Alzheimer’s disease can win up to $5,000 for college through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship.

Students can enter the contest by visiting alzfdn.org/scholarship . The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022.

“Teens across the country are making an impact because they’ve been impacted by Alzheimer’s — they are caring for loved ones, volunteering, working at care settings, raising awareness and conducting research,” stated Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., the foundation’s president and CEO, in a news release. “These college scholarships will help tomorrow’s leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease with their college education. We invite all high school seniors who have been affected by Alzheimer’s to enter.”

Student submissions must include an essay describing how Alzheimer’s disease has impacted their lives and what they have learned about themselves, their family and/or their community through their experience with Alzheimer’s. Students already attending college are not eligible to participate.

Awards include a first prize of $5,000, second prize of $3,500, third prize of $2,500, fourth prize of $1,500, fifth prize of $1,000 and honorable mentions between $750 and $400. Since the program’s inception, more than $350,000 in college scholarships were awarded.

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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides these scholarship funds with the support of charitable donors.

For more information on supporting this and other programs and services for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, visit alzfdn.org/donate or call the foundation at 866-232-8484.

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