Voting for the 2020 AbbVie CF Scholarship Thriving Student Awards is Open to the Public Until September 30
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVietoday announced the start of its annual public voting period for the 2020 Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Scholarship. Following this voting period, scholarships totaling $25,000 each will be given to two commendable students living with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
From today through September 30 at 11:00 AM EDT, AbbVie invites the public to visit the official AbbVie CF Scholarship website (www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com) to view the achievements of this year's forty scholars and vote for their top picks to help determine the 2020 Thriving Undergraduate and Thriving Graduate Scholarship recipients. Votes can be cast online or via text message by texting the student's personalized ID code to "60193" during the two-week public voting period.
"I have dealt with cystic fibrosis my entire life. While at times it is challenging, I believe it has made me a stronger person and has encouraged some of my true passions, such as singing. I started singing early on and now I am pursuing a degree in music," said Sean Dean, 2019 AbbVie CF Scholarship Thriving Undergraduate Student. "After receiving the AbbVie CF Scholarship, I was less worried about pursuing higher education because it helped alleviated a financial burden. I am grateful that the AbbVie CF Scholarship is helping me achieve my dreams."
Earlier this year, AbbVie selected forty undergraduate and graduate students living with CF to each receive a $3,000 AbbVie CF Scholarship for use during the 2020-2021 academic year based on their academic excellence, creativity, and community involvement/extracurricular activities. These scholars now have the chance to earn an additional $22,000 in scholarship funding for use toward their dreams of higher education if selected as the 2020 Thriving Undergraduate or Graduate Student. Both winners will be determined based on a combination of their academic achievements, community involvement/extracurricular activities, essay, and creative presentation scores, as well as the number of public votes received.
The public is encouraged to show their support for the forty scholars by tweeting the link below. AbbVie will announce the 2020 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Students in October.
Click to Tweet: Student scholars living with #cysticfibrosis need your help! Cast a vote to help determine the 2 scholars who will receive $25K in scholarship funds as the 2020 AbbVie CF Scholarship Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Students https://bit.ly/30fP7QQ
"These students living with CF are committed to succeeding both in and out of the classroom and are determined to ultimately overcome challenges," said John Duffey, vice president, U.S. Specialty, AbbVie. "AbbVie continues to demonstrate our commitment to students with CF pursuing higher education through the AbbVie CF Scholarship, as it has for the past 28 years."
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About the AbbVie CF Scholarship
It is not necessary for scholarship applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future, any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie, and this is not a consideration in the selection criteria. More information about the AbbVie CF Scholarship criteria and application can be found at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com.