Crohn’s, Colitis sufferers offered scholarship opportunities

Post secondary students living with inflammatory bowel disease receive some support with education grants.

Post secondary students living with inflammatory bowel disease received some added support with seven new scholarship opportunities worth up to $,5000.

The Abbot IBD Scholarship program is a joint effort between Abbot, a pharmaceutical and medical products company and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

The educational grant was created as a direct result of a recent survey that found 70 per cent of youth with IBD were delayed in completing undergraduate or graduate studies because of their illness.

“Due to the isolating nature of this disease, people living with IBD too often miss out on the great life experiences many of us take for granted, including completing their education,” said Kevin Glasgow, foundation CEO.

The scholarships are open to anyone entering into, or attending a Canadian-based post-secondary institution. Applicants must be legal and permanent residents of Canada, diagnosed with IBD by a physician and seeking an associate’s, undergraduate or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program.

For full application details, please visit www.ccfc.ca.

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