NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2020 – AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the AbbVie CF Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the scholarship until May 24, 2020 by visiting www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com. Eligible students can apply online or by downloading an application on the official scholarship website.
“I’ve always been incredibly passionate about my education and believe that having CF has motivated me to work even harder to accomplish my personal and professional goals,” said Katherine “Katie” Lawliss, 2019 Thriving Graduate Student. “To be recognized by the AbbVie CF Scholarship program is incredibly inspiring and reminds me that my disease is not a disability and that quitting isn’t an option. As I continue my studies in clinical psychology, I hope to inspire others living with CF to further their education and pursue their own dreams.”
Over the past few decades, the AbbVie CF Scholarship has awarded more than $3.3 million in scholarships to remarkable students living with CF who demonstrate academic excellence, creativity and community involvement. This year, the AbbVie CF Scholarship will award $3,000 scholarships to 40 exceptional students for use toward higher-education expenses during the 2020-2021 academic school year. The 40 students selected to receive the $3,000 scholarship will also be given the opportunity to compete for an additional $22,000 through one of two AbbVie CF Scholarship award categories: Thriving Undergraduate Student and Thriving Graduate Student.
AbbVie will announce the 2020 Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Scholarship recipients this fall. The Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships are granted based on a combination of exceptional academics, achievements and a creative presentation. These awards are also determined, in part, by public votes cast over a two-week voting period to be announced in the fall.
“We celebrate all of the remarkable students living with CF who with great determination and resilience are able to make incredible strides in and out of the classroom,” said John Duffey, vice president, U.S. Specialty, AbbVie. “Recipients of the AbbVie CF Scholarship continue to be positive role models for the CF community and make us proud to lead such an impactful program.”
The AbbVie CF Scholarship is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the CF community, which is comprised of more than 30,000 people in the United States. Today, more than half of the CF population is age 18 or older. For more information about the scholarship, please visit www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com.