Henry Respert Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness Scholarship

5 winners, $1,500 each
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Major of Interest:
Medical research, biomedical science, neuroscience, psychology, etc.
Education Level:
Major of Interest:
Undergraduate student
Medical research, biomedical science, neuroscience, psychology, etc.

This scholarship seeks to commemorate the legacy of Henry Respert by providing assistance to students who are dedicated to studying healthcare or engaging in medical research.

Henry Respert was not only a cherished husband, father, brother, and former police officer, but also a mentor figure to numerous individuals growing up in Detroit, Michigan. Several years ago, Henry received a diagnosis of Dementia, profoundly altering his life and affecting those close to him. The journey with Dementia has highlighted the pressing need for further understanding of its potential causes, particularly Alzheimer's disease.

Awareness and research efforts in Alzheimer's and Dementia are pivotal in the quest for a cure. By exposing students to the significance of research in aging and Dementia early in their academic pursuits, this scholarship aims to inspire them to consider careers in these fields, ultimately making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.This scholarship is open to any undergraduate student interested in medical research, biomedical science, neuroscience, psychology, and related disciplines, although preference is given to students at Michigan State University.

To apply, tell us about the impacts of Alzheimer’s or another Dementia-related illness on your life and what you’ve learned from it.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published April 16, 2024