Research shows that Alzheimer’s infection and different dementias are more common in African American people group and that African Americans are twice as prone to foster these conditions as White Americans. This increased danger is ascribed to the lopsided number of African Americans who experience the ill effects of hidden ailments like hypertension and diabetes. These conditions are frequently connected to an increased risk of fostering Alzheimer’s infection and different dementias. Moreover, there is proof that misdiagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease are more normal among older African Americans, notwithstanding the increased danger and prevalence of this sickness in African American people group. In acknowledgment and reaction to these obstructions, the Curing Alzheimer’s Now (CAN) Dream Foundation has made a program to build awareness of Alzheimer’s illness for students.
With a mission to encourage minority secondary school understudies to offer their viewpoints about Alzheimer’s illness and engage more youngsters in this cause, CAN Dream is glad to provide the CAN Dream Foundation Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. One (1) $1,000 grant will be granted to a deserving college-bound understudy. To qualify, an understudy should be a U.S. resident or permanent resident and should likewise enter a four-year authorized college or university within a year of the application cutoff time. Current undergrads are NOT qualified to apply. CAN Dream Foundation will declare the grant beneficiary on June 1. The winners and runner-ups will have their names and expositions posted on the CAN Dream Foundation site and be asked to be accessible for interviews with the media if/when vital. The deadline to submit your entries to be considered for this scholarship is April 1 every year.
CAN Dream Foundation accepts that by spreading awareness, expanding community involvement, and supporting people actually affected by the illness, they will assist with eliminating the danger of the infection. Their Mission is to give instructive effort to understudies about Alzheimer’s disease. Their Vision is to ignite understudies’ interest in discovering arrangements that decrease the weight of Alzheimer’s on society.
Below we have a brief description of the following scholarship:
|Organization||Can Dream Foundation|
|Education Level||High school seniors|
|Number of Awards||1|
|Contest Deadline||April 1, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
The eligibility criteria for the following scholarship is as follows:
- Any student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must also be entering a four-year accredited college or university within 12 months of the application deadline.
- Current college students are NOT eligible to apply.
How to Apply?
In order to be considered for the scholarship, the interested individuals are expected to submit an autobiography and write a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that answers the following prompts:
- How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
- What have you learned about yourself, your family, and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?
After reviewing all the submissions received, one deserving college-bound student will be chosen and be declared as the winner of the scholarship. The winner will receive a scholarship amount of $1,000.
The deadline to submit your entries to be considered for this scholarship is April 1 every year. No applications will be acceptedpast the deadline.