AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is designed to provide financial support for exceptional students living with the following inflammatory diseases:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Crohn’s disease (CD)
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Psoriasis (Ps)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC)
  • Uveitis (UV)

Applicants will be evaluated based on community involvement, ability to serve as a positive role model in the immunology community and academic excellence.

The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship is for students living with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV who are seeking an associates degree, undergraduate degree, graduate degree or Doctorate from an accredited United States (US) university/college.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Annual Amount


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $15,000 dependent upon type of degree pursued:

  • Associate degree: $5,000
  • Bachelor degree: $15,000
  • Masters/PhD: $15,000

Additional Selection Criteria

It is not necessary for applicants to have taken, currently take, or intend to take in the future any medicine or product marketed by AbbVie; this will not be a consideration in the recipient-selection process.

Applicants to the AbbVie Immunology Scholarship must be:

  • A US citizen or a legal and permanent resident of the US
  • Diagnosed with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV by a healthcare professional. (If the applicant has been diagnosed with more than one of these inflammatory diseases, the applicant should choose the most relevant inflammatory disease for this application.)
  • Enrolling in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited United States (US) two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must have completed high school or obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate before the end of June 2021.

Those who do not receive a scholarship are invited to reapply in following years. Previous recipients of any AbbVie scholarships are not eligible to apply.

Employees of AbbVie and their immediate family members are not eligible. Healthcare providers and their immediate family members are not eligible. Patients contracted by AbbVie through Patient Health Perspectives are not eligible.

Application Process

To apply, go to:

All applicants will be required to write an essay of no more than 2,000 characters (essay prompts and more information can be found in the Application) and have one online letter of recommendation completed on their behalf. Applicants are responsible for making sure their recommender submits a letter of recommendation on or by the letter of recommendation deadline of 5:00 p.m. Central Time on December 10, 2020.


  • Semi-finalists will be contacted by January 20 and must upload a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  • In addition, semi-finalists will receive a copy of the Diagnosis Verification Form. This form must be printed and given to your healthcare professional to complete, and sign to confirm you are living with AS, CD, HS, JIA, Ps, PsA, RA, UC, or UV. This form will then need to be faxed or emailed from your doctor’s office directly to Scholarship America (no exceptions).

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.


December 7, 2020

For the application or more information go to: