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Humans of Dementia Storytelling Scholarship Program

Storytelling is a powerful tool to help bring light to Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  HFC's Humans of Dementia Storytelling Scholarship is open to high school and college students who have been impacted in some way by Alzheimer's disease. This scholarship focuses on storytelling as a tool to drive awareness and inspire change about Alzheimer's disease. Students are invited to submit a written or photo profile of someone living with Alzheimer's disease or who passed away from the disease. 

By focusing on the person and not the disease, Humans of Dementia aims to bring light to and elevate the conversation around Alzheimer's disease so we can reduce the stigma and shame often surrounding loved ones living with the disease. 

To the extent possible, we encourage entrants to interview the person living with Alzheimer's or dementia. If this is not possible, then we encourage you to talk to and interview family members and/or friends of your loved one. Interviews will be integral to your written and/or visual storytelling as they provide you with different perspectives, insight, anecdotes, as well as quotes, all of which will greatly enrich your story and paint a better picture of who you are profiling. 

Important Dates  

Submissions Open: August 1, 2023

Submissions Close: October 1, 2023

Review Period: October 1st - 31st

Winners Selected: by November 1, 2023

Winners Announced: by November 15, 2023

Virtual Awards ReceptionC: TBD 

Scholarship Awards

High School Students

  • Written Profile - THREE (3) Prizes of $1500 cash award + VIP Virtual Awards Reception
  • Photo Essay - THREE (3) Prizes of $1500 cash award + VIP Virtual Awards Reception

College Students

  • Written Profile - THREE (3) Prizes of $1500 cash award + VIP Virtual Awards Reception
  • Photo Essay - THREE (3) Prizes of $1500 cash award + VIP Virtual Awards Reception


This Scholarship is NOT open to the general public. Entrants must be legal residents of the continental United States or Canada. By making a Submission, you specifically represent and warrant that no portion of your Submission shall infringe on the intellectual property, publicity, privacy or any other rights of any other person or entity. The Promotion Entities and each of their respective employees, contractors or other affiliates, and their respective immediate family members and/or people living in the same household, are not eligible to participate in this Scholarship. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. No incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated entry will be accepted. HFC’s database clock, which is set according to PDT, will be the timekeeper for this Scholarship. This Scholarship is and shall be void where prohibited by law. 

Scholarship Award Recipients must be (1) primary or secondary/high school students, (2) undergraduate or graduate students at a college or university who are pursuing studies or conducting research to meet the requirements for an academic or professional degree or (3) students – whether full-time or part-time –at an educational institution that provides an educational program acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s or higher degree, or offers a training program to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and accredited by a national recognized accreditation agency. Scholarship Awards may be used in furtherance of educational, creative, or other personal endeavors. HFC reserves the right to impose additional reasonable restrictions and/or requirements upon the awarding of Scholarship Awards and the administration of such awards. Any material changes will be made only with approval of HFC.

HFC (Hilarity for Charity)