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UCB Scholarship Program Awards $300,000 to Students Living with Crohn's Disease
Date:9/29/2008

e their goals a reality."

Since the creation of the scholarship program in 2006, UCB has awarded scholarships to 74 outstanding individuals seeking higher education while living with Crohn's disease. UCB launched the scholarship pilot program in 2006 and awarded 12 recipients scholarships of up to $10,000 each. Beginning in 2007, UCB expanded the program and provided students with scholarships of up to $10,000 each to total $300,000. Select winner biographies and photographs can be found at http://www.CrohnsAndMe.com, an interactive Web site designed to connect people living with Crohn's disease and their supporters and empower them to live fully and be proactive in their care.

2008 Program Scholarship Recipients

Recipients were considered based on their applications, personal essays, and letters of recommendation. The 2008 recipients include:

-- Sean Ahrens, University of California, Berkeley

-- Jamie Augustine, Georgia State University

-- Allyson Bain, Lake Forest College

-- Ashrei Bayewitz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

-- Natalie Beimel, Milwaukee School of Engineering

-- Ailie Birchfield, University of South California

-- Markus Boos, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

-- Chris Bowell, Gloucester County College

-- Christine Caggiano, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design

-- Ryan Cantrell, Michigan State University

-- Tessa Cantu, St. Louis University

-- Rebecca Chapman, Belmont University

-- Robert Chapman, University of Management & Technology

-- Milan Chatterjee, University of Denver

-- Wesley Citron, University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry

-- Eliot Dreiband, University of California, San Diego

-- David Drevno, University of California, San Francisco

-- Emily Dunham, Bethel University

-- Michelle Flude, Northe
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