AbbVie IBD Scholarship Applications Now Open!

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It’s that time of year again! Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is happy to announce the launch of the annual AbbVie IBD Scholarship Program.

Post-secondary schooling is hard enough as it is, add in living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and life gets that much harder.

That’s where the IBD Scholarship comes in!

For the last 11 years, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada has been giving Canadian post-secondary students the opportunity to receive $5,000 in the form of a scholarship. This year, 15 lucky students will be able to join that list!

The AbbVie IBD Scholarship is a competitive program and takes some time to prepare for… it’s best to get started on your application early!

All applications must be submitted online at The deadline for eligible students to apply is 11:59 pm EST on June 1, 2022. 

If you have any questions, please reach out! Contact us at

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Check out our past recipients to see where this amazing opportunity can take you!

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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