Applicants will be evaluated based on community involvement, ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community and academic excellence.
The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is for students living with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV who are seeking an associates degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree or Doctorate from an accredited United States (US) university/college.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the AbbVie Immunology Scholarship must be:
Those who do not receive a scholarship are invited to reapply in following years. Previous recipients of any AbbVie scholarships are not eligible to apply.
Employees of AbbVie and their immediate family members are not eligible. Healthcare providers and their immediate family members are not eligible. Patients contracted by AbbVie through Patient Health Perspectives are not eligible.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need is not considered.
Scholarship America will review applications and select finalists. All finalists will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by AbbVie. Applicants will be judged based on community involvement, ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community and academic excellence. The judges will aspire for a representative sample across therapeutic areas, depending on submissions. All decisions made by the judging panel are final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $15,000 dependent upon type of degree pursued:
Scholarship recipients must show a high standard of academic achievement and will be required to demonstrate integrity of character throughout the duration of the scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year. In the event that a scholarship recipient is charged with an offense involving moral turpitude under federal, state and local laws, or commits any act which could bring AbbVie or the scholarship program into disrepute, AbbVie shall retain the right to disassociate and unaffiliate with the recipient.
All applicants will be notified of their status by January 22, 2021. Notifications will be made using the contact information applicants provided in their applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of April 12, 2021. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as scholarship recipients.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of AbbVie. Awards will be paid in one installment in early August. Awards will be made payable to the institution for the student.
Recipients have no obligation to AbbVie. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.
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; this will not be a consideration in the recipient-selection process.
The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is sponsored by AbbVie, and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. AbbVie reserves the right to change, alter, or modify these rules and/or dates at any time without notice.
All applicants will be required to write an essay of no more than 2,000 characters (essay prompts and more information can be found in the Application) and have 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 deadline of 5:00 p.m. Central Time on December 10, 2020.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.
AbbVie will never, under any circumstances, sell or otherwise distribute your personal information or cell phone numbers to third parties. AbbVie will never market to you directly any services for which you have not opted in, either by cell phone, text message, or email. AbbVie may share your personal information with partners that help manage the AbbVie Immunology Scholarship for purposes of selecting the scholarship recipients and issuing scholarship checks.