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.
The 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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
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. 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 2022-2023 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 11, 2022. Notifications will be made using the contact information applicants provided in their applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of April 11, 2022. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as scholarship recipients. Applicants will have the option to opt-in to receiving communication from AbbVie, Inc. for future follow-up.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of AbbVie. Awards will be paid in one installment in mid-July. 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.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 10, 2021 5:00 pm CT. Applicants are responsible for making sure their recommender completes the form and submits a letter of recommendation by this deadline date.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.
If you are selected as a semi-finalist you will be contacted by January 11, 2022 and provided with a Diagnosis Verification Form. This form must be printed, completed and signed by your healthcare professional to confirm you are living with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV. The form must be faxed or emailed from your doctor’s office directly to Scholarship America. No exceptions will be permitted.
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.