|Application Deadline||May 25, 2023|
About AbbVie CF Scholarship
Since 1993, students living with Cystic Fibrosis have been awarded over $3.4 million through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program.
The AbbVie CF Scholarship recognizes exceptional students with Cystic Fibrosis who demonstrate academic excellence, community involvement, creativity, and the ability to serve as a positive role model for the Cystic Fibrosis community.
Each year, AbbVie awards 40 scholars with $3,000 each. Two of these students (an undergraduate and a graduate) are then selected to receive a Thriving Student Scholarship, winning an additional $22,000 each.
AbbVie CF Scholarship Qualifications
This program is designed for students with CF pursuing an undergraduate degree (Associate’s/2-year college, Bachelor’s/4-year college, trade/vocational school) or graduate degree (Master’s, M.D., J.D., doctorate) during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certification on or before June 2022. It is not necessary for applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future, any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie, and this will not be a consideration in the recipient selection criteria.
Each applicant must be:
- A United States citizen or a legal and permanent resident of the United States
- Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis by a physician
- Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from an accredited institution (i.e., college, university, or trade/vocational school) for an educational program during the 2023-2024 academic year
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AbbVie CF Scholarship Required Documents
The essay should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document and not exceed 500 words. Please do not include any specific brand and/or product names including generic names of medications in your essay. Essays exceeding the 500-word limit will not be considered.
AbbVie CF Scholarship Selection Criteria
The overall Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Student will be determined by the number of valid votes cast by the public (weighted 30 percent) and the cumulative points awarded to each scholar by the judging panel (weighted 70 percent). The Thriving Scholars will be determined using a point system based on the following criteria:
- Public votes (assigned a score up to 30 points)
- Academic record and extracurricular activities (assigned a score up to 30 points)
- Essay (assigned a score up to 20 points)
- Creative presentation (assigned a score up to 20 points)
AbbVie CF Scholarship Scholarship Limitations
Employees of AbbVie and their immediate family members are not eligible. Healthcare providers and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.