Whether you are currently living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis [the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)] it can be a challenge to sustain optimal health. You are confronted with daily distractions and obstacles, but strive to uphold a balanced lifestyle. Your perseverance and ability to reach your fullest potential is an inspiration to others who are living with IBD. The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC), wants to help you rise above your personal challenges in pursuit of your dreams.
The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program awards students who are living well with IBD, and strive to sustain an optimal level of wellness allowing them to excel and inspire others to do the same.
Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Corporation and made available through the CCFC, these scholarships are available to students of any age, living with IBD who are entering into or currently attending a Canadian post-secondary educational institution in 2014.
Interested in applying?
Application forms for the 2014 Scholarship Program will be available online in March 2014. New for 2014, there will be ten (10) scholarships awarded!
2013 scholarship winners announced. Click here to read more.
Did you know?
- IBD is most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s.
- A recent survey conducted by Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) found that 69 per cent of people who had IBD when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education due to their disease.
- There is currently no known cure or cause for IBD, so young people living with the disease need strategies to achieve their best long-term health despite their diagnosis.
- 89% of people who had IBD as children feel they could have achieved more at school if they did not have the disease.