AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship

April 18, 2025
Awards Available: 40

Scholarship Description

The AbbVie CF Scholarship program honors those who are thriving with cystic fibrosis, offering the chance to win up to $25,000 in pursuit of higher education. Students diagnosed with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution are encouraged to apply.


  • US citizen or legal and permanent resident
  • Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from an accredited institution (i.e., college, university, or trade/vocational school) for an educational program during the coming academic year

Application and Judging

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
  • Essay
  • Creative presentation

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.

A panel of judges selected by AbbVie will evaluate all eligible submissions based on each student’s academic record and extracurricular activities, essay, and creative presentation.

Forty scholars will be determined by the highest cumulative points awarded by the judges. Please refer to the contest rules to see details on scoring. Scholarship Search