Competition Provides Chance to Reflect on Brain Disorder

For many teens, it is caring for their own grandparents or even parents with Alzheimer’s disease that leads them to apply. For others, it is a meaningful connection with a resident while volunteering at a local nursing home or the excitement of researching possible treatment breakthroughs during a lab stint that prompts them to participate.

Regardless of their story, AFA is encouraging college-bound students to apply for its 3rd annual AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. AFA will award $5,000 to the winner, and, new for 2010, $500 and $250 prizes for first and second runners-up, respectively, which must be used toward first year tuition at a four-year college or university.

The deadline is February 15, 2010. For more details and an application, visit

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