The AbbVie CF Scholarship (“contest”) 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. Scholarship funds may be considered non-taxable under applicable federal tax laws. Please direct all questions about tax preparation to your tax advisor.
Scholarship funds may be disbursed over multiple years, as needed. Forty scholars will be chosen by a panel of judges selected by AbbVie to receive the $3,000 AbbVie CF Scholarship. Submissions will be judged and ranked using a point system based on the following criteria:
• Academic record and extracurricular activities (assigned a score up to 30 points)
• Essay (assigned a score up to 20 points)
• Creative presentation (assigned a score up to 20 points)
All eligible submissions will be evaluated based on academic record and extracurricular activities. The top 60 submissions will then also be evaluated based on creative presentation and essay to determine the top 40 scholars.
Under no circumstances will the judges’ scores be disclosed to the public. All decisions made by the judging panel are final.
In the case of a tie, those submissions will be evaluated according to the original criteria by a new judge selected by AbbVie who was not involved in the initial scoring process. The submission with the highest cumulative score by the new judge will be declared an AbbVie Scholar.
Submission guidelines and eligibility requirements are included in the application. By participating, applicants agree to these contest rules and the decisions of the judges, which are binding on matters relating to this contest. 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, and this will not be a consideration in the recipient selection criteria.
This scholarship is designed for students with Cystic Fibrosis pursuing an undergraduate degree (Associate's/2-year college, Bachelor’s/4-year college, trade school/vocational school) or graduate degree (Master’s, Doctorate) during the coming academic year. Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certification on or before June.
Students applying for the scholarships must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the coming school year. Students in their final semester of undergraduate study may only apply if they will be pursuing a graduate program in the 2023-2024 school year. Both full-time and part-time students may apply.
All prior scholars can apply for the AbbVie CF Scholarship. However, all prior Thriving Scholars (recipients of the larger scholarship) are ineligible to apply for any AbbVie CF Scholarship again.
Scholarship funds may be considered non-taxable under applicable federal tax laws. Please direct all questions about tax preparation to your tax advisor.
Students are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards fellow contestants during all phases of the scholarship, including online and on social media channels. Bullying, discriminating, profane or threatening comments, and/or harassment may result in disqualification.