AbbVie is offering the AbbVie Immunology funding for the 2020-2021 academic year, administered by Scholarship America.
The award is designed to provide financial support to exceptional students living with inflammatory diseases as AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV, including ulcerative colitis.
The program is open for students who are living with Crohn’s disease and seeking an associate’s, undergraduate, and graduate degree or doctorate from an accredited United States (US) university or college.
AbbVie aims to empower students with the program to pursue an independent life defined by bold decisions and unyielding determination.
- Provided By: AbbVie Inc.
- Department: NA
- Course Level: Any
- Award: up to $15,000 each
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: US Citizens
- The award can be taken in the United States
Applicants must meet all the given criteria:
- A United States citizen, or a legal and permanent resident of the United States
- Diagnosed with inflammatory diseases, including Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, by a healthcare professional
- Enrolling in or currently attending an accredited US institution (e.g., college, university, or trade/vocational school) for education during the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.
- Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate before the end of June 2020.
- Students are eligible who diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), uveitis (UV), hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) or psoriasis (Ps).
- Eligibility restricted to patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
How to Apply
To Apply: The first step is to register by creating an online application account and complete the student profile.
- Note: The email address on file in your student profile must be active, and you must check it regularly. Keep a record of your username and password.
- One online letter of recommendation completed on their behalf. Applicants are responsible for making sure their recommender submits a letter of recommendation on or by the letter of recommendation.
- All applicants will be required to write an essay of no more than 2,000 characters. An essay answering one of the following topics:
- Based on your experience with your inflammatory disease, what inspirational advice would you give to others living with that same disease entering high school or college?
- Life can be full of challenges or opportunities, depending on your outlook. How has your diagnosis changed your outlook and helped turn challenges or complicated tasks into opportunities?
- What have you learned about yourself during your journey living with your disease? How will you use that learning to tackle the new adventure ahead as you pursue a degree?
The program will provide up to $15,000 to each winning candidates that dependent upon the type of degree pursued.
- Associate degree: $5,000
- Bachelor degree: $15,000
- Masters/PhD: $15,000
Application Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. CT. All applicants will be notified of their status by January 20, 2020.