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 www.afateens.org.