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|This year marks the 20th Anniversary of a scholarship program that has honored young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) as they pursue their dreams while living with a chronic disease. The CFCareForward Scholarship program has provided supplemental educational funding via more than 500 scholarships to students who are also challenged by the financial burden of their disease, enabling them to achieve their goals of higher education. To celebrate the 20th year of the Scholarship, two $20,000 scholarships will be awarded to one undergraduate and graduate student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year. Forty students will be awarded a $2,500 Scholarship based on their achievements, essay and creative presentation submitted with the application. These students will then go on to compete in an online public voting contest to be named one of this yearâ€™s two Thriving Students.|
|Each applicant must be: A legal and permanent resident of the United States Diagnosed with CF by a physician Enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from an accredited institution (e.g., college, university, or trade/vocational school) for an educational program during the 2012-2013 academic year. Upon selection, recipients will be required to provide proof of enrollment. Judging Criteria to Determine the 40 CFCareForward Scholarship Recipients All eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges selected by Abbott. Submissions will be judged and ranked using a point system based on the following criteria: Academic Record and Extracurricular Activities (judged on a scale from 0 to 30 points) Essay (judged on a scale from 0 to 20 points) Creative Presentation (judged on a scale from 0 to 20 points)|
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