NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship from now until Monday, June 9, at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com.
The AbbVie CF Scholarship acknowledges students with CF who demonstrate creativity, academic excellence, community involvement and the ability to serve as a positive role model for the CF community. In honor of the 22nd year of the program, 40 AbbVie CF Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to compete for public votes to win a Thriving Student Scholarship (based on level of study) for a total award of $22,000.
"AbbVie is honored to continue the legacy of recognizing the accomplishments of exceptional students living with CF," said Jim Hynd, vice president, Endocrinology; Metabolic; GI Care and Institutional Accounts, AbbVie. "The scholars serve as ambassadors for the CF community, inspiring others to achieve their individual personal and academic goals."
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Today, more than 45 percent of people living with CF are aged 18 or older.
About the AbbVie CF Scholarship
The AbbVie CF Scholarship was established 22 years ago in recognition of the financial burdens many families touched by CF face and to acknowledge the achievements of students with CF. The program has since awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships. It is not necessary for scholarship applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future, any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie, and this is not a consideration in the selection criteria. More information about the AbbVie CF Scholarship criteria and application can be found at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com.
AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. For further information on the company and its people, portfolio and commitments, please visit www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.