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AbbVie Opens Public Voting for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship ‘Thriving Student Awards’

Originally published at AbbVie ranked No. 23 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


AbbVie announced the start of its two-week public voting period for the 2022 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships. Following this voting period, scholarships totaling $25,000 each will be awarded to two commendable students living with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

Through September 28 at 10 a.m. Central Time, the public is encouraged to visit the official AbbVie CF Scholarship website ( to learn more about this year’s top 40 scholars through their essays and creative presentations. The public can then cast their vote to help select the 2022 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship recipients. Votes can be cast online or via text message by texting the scholar’s personalized ID code to “58185” during the two-week public voting period.

“Beyond being a recipient of the AbbVie CF Scholarship, I am grateful I was able to share my cystic fibrosis story with the world,” said Melissa W., 2021 Thriving Graduate Student. “As I continue to pursue my degree in Human Resources Management with the help of this scholarship, I am excited to continue using my voice to inspire and advocate for others.”

Earlier this year, AbbVie selected 40 undergraduate and graduate students living with CF as recipients of a $3,000 scholarship for use during the 2022-2023 academic year. The award was based on their academic excellence, creativity, and community involvement/extracurricular activities. These 40 students now have the opportunity to earn the title of “2022 Thriving Undergraduate or Graduate Student,” and an additional $22,000 in scholarship funding toward their higher education. The two winners will be determined by the number of valid votes cast by the public and the cumulative points awarded to each scholar by the AbbVie judging panel who evaluated the student essays and creative presentations.

“The 30th anniversary of the AbbVie CF Scholarship program commemorates the community of students we have been able to support over the years in their endeavors to pursue higher education,” said John Duffey, Vice President, U.S. Specialty, AbbVie. “The 2022 top 40 recipients are beyond deserving and have impressed us all with their inspiring stories and ambitions to pursue their goals while living with CF.”

AbbVie will announce the 2022 Thriving Undergraduate and Graduate Students in early November.

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