NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie has selected 40 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) to each receive a $2,500 AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year based on their academic excellence, extracurricular activities and creativity. The AbbVie CF Scholars are now competing for two additional scholarships for a total award of $21,000 each and the title of 2013 Thriving Undergraduate or Graduate Student. From now until Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, please vote at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com for two outstanding and inspirational scholars.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Today, more than 45 percent of people living with CF are aged 18 or older.
"We continue to be impressed with the caliber of the AbbVie CF Scholarship applicants. These students have achieved tremendous personal and academic success, while living with cystic fibrosis, a physically and emotionally challenging disease," said Jim Hynd, vice president, Endo-Metabolic, and GI Care, AbbVie. "AbbVie is pleased to celebrate the unique achievements of these remarkable students and support their educational endeavors."
The AbbVie CF Scholarship website, www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com, showcases the motivating stories and extraordinary accomplishments of this year's scholars and instructions on how to vote. The public is encouraged to cast its vote for a favorite undergraduate and graduate student online at www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com and via text message. To place a vote via text message, text 23000 with the unique ID provided online for the specific sc
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