Henry Respert Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness Scholarship

$6,000
3 winners, $2,000 each
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate
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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.

Henry is a beloved husband, father, brother, former police officer and mentor to many growing up in Detroit, Michigan. Henry was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. This diagnosis has been life-changing for both Henry and those close to him. There is still so much to learn about the possible causes of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. 

Alzheimer's and dementia awareness and research plays a key role in finding a cure. If students are exposed early in their careers to the importance of research in aging and dementia, they may be more likely to explore these fields for their careers.

This scholarship aims to support students who are pursuing majors in healthcare or medical research so they can complete their degrees and make a difference in the lives of others.

Any undergraduate student interested in medical research, biomedical science, neuroscience, psychology, etc. may apply for this scholarship, but students at Michigan State University are preferred.

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 March 27, 2023
$6,000
3 winners, $2,000 each
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please write an essay describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on yourself, your family, or your community, and what you have learned.

400–1500 words