Abbott has announced it will award two $20,000 scholarships to students with cystic fibrosis to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its CFCareForward Scholarship program.
The CFCareForward Scholarship honors young adults with CF as they pursue their dreams while living with a chronic disease. The program has provided supplemental educational funding via more than 500 scholarships to students who also are challenged byt he financial burden of their disease, enabling them to achieve their goals of higher education.
To celebrate the 20th year of the scholarship, two $20,000 scholarships will be awarded to one undergraduate and graduate student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year.
In addition, 40 students will be awarded $2,500 scholarshisp based on their achievements, essay and creative presentation submitted with the application. These students will then go on to compete in an online public voting contest to be named one of this year’s two Thriving Students.
Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2012, and are available online now at: www.CFCareForwardScholarship.com/apply.