ABBVIE is proud to support students
with cystic fibrosis (CF).


AbbVie is honored to continue its commitment of helping people with cystic fibrosis (CF). The AbbVie CF Scholarship program expands this tradition, offering support to CF families through financial assistance toward 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 over $3.2 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.


Browse Creative Submissions of Previous Scholars


  • In 2018, 40 distinguished scholars were selected to receive $3,000 for use during the 2018-2019 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 receive Thriving Student Scholarships of $25,000 each.

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