Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is proud to launch the annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program

Did you know that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 30, with the typical onset being in the early 20s? A recent study found that 69% of people who had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis when they were young were delayed in completing their post-secondary education.

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program recognizes the obstacles faced by students living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and supports them in rising above their personal challenges in pursuit of their dreams.

This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program, 20 students enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the upcoming fall 2021 semester will head back to class with a one-time scholarship valued at $5,000.

We are writing to you today to request that you help us in spreading the word about the AbbVie IBD Scholarship to your current and future students.

Application deadline is June 1, 2021. For more information, or to access the online application, please visit  We encourage you to post this on your website.