Scholarship Opportunities

Graduation cap & scrollCheck out the following scholarship opportunities available for patients with Crohn’s and colitis:

Ina Brudnick Award

Funding Source: ConvaTec

Amount: $1,000

Eligible Recipients: Deserving high school graduate, 24 years of age or younger, who intends to pursue a higher education. The student must have undergone ostomy surgery and/or have had Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Deadline: For 2013 the deadline was August 1st. They are now accepting applications for 2014.

Information & Application: More information at


Scholarship for Survivors

Funding Source: The Patient Advocate Foundation

Amount: twelve $3,000 scholarships each year

Eligible Recipients: Individuals under the age of 25 diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other illnesses, within the last five years. Applicants must be pursuing a higher education degree.

Deadline: Application submission for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is closed (the deadline was March 14, 2014). Visit their site (link below) in November 2014 for updated information on the 2015 – 2016 academic year.

Information & Application: More information at


Note: The UCB pharmaceutical company has discontinued its Crohn’s Scholarship program in 2014. More information at UCB’s main telephone number is 800.477.7877.