I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a student, right in the middle of a dual degree program where I was simultaneously pursuing a law degree and a masters in environmental policy. The program was challenging to begin with, and learning to live with RA at the same time certainly produced additional challenges! So I was very exited to hear that AbbVie recently launched the AbbVie Rheumatology Scholarship - I really wish something like this had existed when I was still in school!
The scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students who also happen to be living with RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), psoriasis arthritis (PsA), or ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as they pursue their higher education goals. Here is some more info:
- The scholarship is available to students living with RA, JIA, PsA, or AS who are seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. university/college or trade school, and who plan to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year.
- Fifteen Rheumatology Scholars will be selected. The award value will be $15,000 for each recipient.
- Applicants will be judged based on academic excellence, community involvement, written response to an essay question, and the ability to serve as a positive role model for the rheumatology community.
- Applications are due April 4, 2016. Winners will be notified by April 29, 2016.
You can find more information - as well as the application - at www.RheumScholarship.com! If you are a student I encourage you to apply!