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AbbVie Immunology Scholarship
Deadline to apply: December 7, 2022 3:00 pm CT

The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students enrolled at an accredited United States university/college living with the following inflammatory diseases:

  • Atopic Dermatitis (AD)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Crohn’s disease (CD)
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Psoriasis (Ps)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Uveitis (UV)

In addition, this is for students seeking an associates degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree or Doctorate.

Applicants will be evaluated based on community involvement, the ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community, and academic performance.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships 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. 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 recipients from all backgrounds including race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, age and 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:

  • A US citizen or a legal and permanent resident of the US
  • Diagnosed with AD, AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV by a healthcare professional. (If the applicant has been diagnosed with more than one of these inflammatory diseases, the applicant should choose the most relevant inflammatory disease for this application.)
  • Enrolling in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited United States two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate before the end of June 2023.

Those who do not receive a scholarship are invited to reapply in future. 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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Community Involvement
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model in the Immunology community
  • Academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school, community activities and/or work experience (if applicable)
  • Honors
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An essay answering one of the following topics:
  1. Living with a chronic inflammatory disease may give you unique insights into the world around you. What have you learned about yourself during your journey living with yours? How will you use that learning to tackle the new journey ahead as you pursue a degree?
  2. A sense of community is important when you may need support navigating through difficult times in your life. What role have you taken in your own community and why is that important to you personally? What impact has it had?
  3. Education can be a powerful tool that you can use to change the world. What would this scholarship mean to you and your educational goals? Would you do anything differently as a result of being awarded this scholarship?

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, and their ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community. The judges will aspire for a representative sample across therapeutic areas, depending on submissions. All decisions made by the judging panel are final.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • Associate degree: $5,000
  • Bachelor degree: $15,000
  • Masters/PhD: $15,000

Scholarship recipients must show a high standard of academic performance and will be required to demonstrate integrity of character throughout the duration of the scholarship for the 2023-2024 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 itself with the recipient.

If selected as a recipient, AbbVie may use the image and likeness for promotional materials.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of their status by January 11, 2023*. Communication will occur through the [email address/mobile number] applicants provide in their applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of April 10, 2023*. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as scholarship recipients. Applicants will have the option to opt-in to receiving communication via [email/mobile] from AbbVie, Inc. for future information.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America®, processes scholarship payments on behalf of AbbVie. Awards will be paid in one installment in July. Awards will be made payable to the institution for the student.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to AbbVie, however, they are 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.

Revisions

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 or dates at any time without notice.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades, including the most recently completed term. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours, and term in which the course was taken. NOTE:  SAT or ACT test scores are not required for this scholarship, but if you are providing them and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • A completed Diagnosis Verification Form. This form must be printed, completed and signed by your healthcare professional to confirm you are living with one of the aforementioned diseases. The completed form must be uploaded with your application by the application deadline. No exceptions will be permitted.
  • One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than December 12, 2022 5:00 pm Central Time.  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.

Privacy Policy

AbbVie will never, under any circumstances, sell or otherwise distribute your personal information or data 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.

Scholarship America® recognizes the importance of data privacy and are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information you provide with care and respect. View the complete privacy policy from Scholarship America® here .

Have a question? See the Frequently Asked Questions.

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