Deadline:  Materials must be submitted through AFA’s online application by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on February 15, 2017, or mailed and postmarked on or before February 15. Applications submitted by fax or email will not be considered.

Eligibility: Must write a brief autobiography and a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay that answers the questions, “How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?” and “What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?”
Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enter an accredited four-year college or university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline.
  • Be currently enrolled in a public, independent, parochial, military, homeschool or other high school in the United States (if not currently enrolled, must explain extenuating circumstances).


  • $5,000 grand prize winner.
  • $2,500 first runner-up.
  • $1,000 second runner-up.
  • $500 honorable mentions (seven total).

Contact: Instructions and applications available at