Scholarship rewards remarkable individuals who break the boundaries of
living with Crohn's
ATLANTA, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced today the launch of the 2008 UCB Crohn's Scholarship Program, which will award 30, one-time scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students diagnosed with Crohn's disease who demonstrate academic ambition and drive to reach beyond the boundaries of their condition. Applications for the scholarship are now available at http://www.CrohnsAndMe.com. Winners will be selected by a team of gastroenterologists from leading institutions across the country.
"I am humbled each year as the scholarship applications are submitted. The applicants are truly remarkable," said David Robinson, Vice President, Immunology Business Unit, UCB. "Their determination and perseverance, despite the many challenges they face due to Crohn's, is an inspiration and a credit to their own drive and fortitude. They are all gifted individuals, and I have no doubt they will reach their academic and personal goals."
Previous scholarship recipients include individuals who have shown a
passion to pursue their academic dreams despite the challenges posed by
Crohn's disease. One previous winner from the 2007 program, Riva Litman, is
a senior at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Litman impressed
the selection committee with her ambitious dedication to improving the
lives of all people with Crohn's. As a high school student in California,
Riva was dealing with overwhelming ailments, including hospitalizations
related to Crohn's. Yet, Riva had the courage to board a plane to
Washington, D.C., to lobby for funding for research in Inflammatory Bowel
Disease (IBD). Her experience ignited a passion for public policy that has
continued to grow. Riva can also be proud of her recent prestigious
internship in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting at the White H
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