AbbVie today announced the 40 outstanding students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who will each receive $2,500 to pursue their undergraduate or graduate school education during the 2014-2015 school year through the AbbVie CF Scholarship program. Voting for two of the 40 winners to earn the title of 2014 Thriving Undergraduate or Graduate Scholar is now open to the public at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com until September 15.
Inspirational stories from students living with CF are spotlighted on the AbbVie CF Scholarship website, www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com. The site also includes instructions on how the public can vote for undergraduate and graduate scholars, by voting either online or texting 23000 with the unique ID provided assigned to the specific scholar (e.g., VOTE1, VOTE2, etc.).
"The achievement and dedication shown by the AbbVie CF Scholarship recipients continue to impress us each year," said Jim Hynd, vice president, GI Care, AbbVie. "Students with CF face significantly more mental, physical and emotional challenges than those who do not suffer the symptoms of this disease, and AbbVie is honored to support their academic endeavors as they become role models for the CF community."
AbbVie is proud to continue the legacy of the CF Scholarship program. Over the course of the 22 years of the scholarship's existence, hundreds of students living with CF have received an estimated $2.4 million in educational funding.