Scholarships offered to students suffering inflammatory bowel disease disease

Students must be currently enrolled or awaiting acceptance at a Canadian post-secondary school.

Students who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease often delay their post-secondary education because of severe symptoms and feelings of depression, according to a recent survey.

Pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories, in support of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, is offering seven scholarships up to $5,000.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be a Canadian resident, have proof of their diagnosis and be able to demonstrate their plan to fulfill academic aspirations while facing the challenges of IBD.

The scholarship is open to students of all ages. Students must be currently enrolled or awaiting acceptance at a Canadian post-secondary school.

The submission deadline is June 30, 2012.

For more information or to print off an application form, visit ibdscholarship.ca.

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