ABBVIE is honored to continue the 25-year
commitment of helping people with cystic fibrosis (CF).


AbbVie is honored to continue the 25 year commitment of helping people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The AbbVie CF Scholarship program expands this tradition, offering support to CF families through financial assistance towards higher education.

Recognizing the financial burdens that exist for many CF families, we developed the AbbVie CF Scholarship to honor young adults with CF as they pursue goals of higher education. Since 1993, we have awarded scholarship funds through this program totaling nearly $3 million.

The AbbVie CF Scholarship has been consistently inspired by the outstanding attitudes, accomplishments and spirit of our scholars. That's why in 2011, the Thriving Undergraduate Student and Thriving Graduate Student awards were created, to provide recipients with an opportunity to earn more scholarship funding and share their success stories with people across the country.

This year, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the scholarship program, AbbVie is introducing a new award category – the Blogger's Choice Award – providing scholars who are not already receiving a Thriving Student Scholarship with an additional opportunity to earn more scholarship funding, and share their creativity with the community.


Browse Creative Submissions of Previous Scholars


  • Each year, AbbVie selects 40 distinguished scholars to receive $3,000 for use during the upcoming school year based on established criteria, including academic record and extracurricular activities, essay and creative presentation.
  • Public votes helped one undergraduate student and one graduate student win Thriving Student Scholarships of $25,000 each, in honor of the 25th year of the scholarship program.
  • This year, an additional $25,000 Blogger’s Choice Award was given to a student* determined by a panel of cystic fibrosis bloggers** who evaluated each scholar’s creative submission.

See Official Rules

*who did not already receive a Thriving Student Scholarship

**CF blogger panel participants were selected by AbbVie