Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Invites Young People with IBD to Apply for Camp Program and Academic Scholarships

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Invites Young People with IBD to Apply for Camp Program and Academic Scholarships

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is inviting children and teens in Canada with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) to take part in two programs, Camp Got2Go and the AbbVie IBD Scholarships.

The Camp Got2Go initiative gives youngsters, between the ages of 9 and 17, the opportunity to meet others with IBD, and build friendships and confidence through camp activities.

Living with an IBD can make young patients feel isolated and alone. Camping  encourages independence and offers opportunities for self-discovery important in a young person’s life, the groups said. Camp Got2Go offers two locations, one in Western and one in Eastern Canada. Both camps are possible due to funding from Janssen and other supporters.

Besides age, requirements for taking part in the camp are having an official Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (UC) diagnosis, and being a resident of Canada.

Applications are being accepted now through May 1.

The AbbVie IBD Scholarships award 10 single-time grants of $5,000 to students with Crohn’s disease or UC and strong academic records, who are enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary educational institute for the fall semester. Applicants must have academic records.

Requirements include being a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, having an official Crohn’s disease or UC diagnosis, and currently seeking a diploma, associate, undergraduate or graduate degree from a Canadian university, college or trade school, or enrolled or accepted to do so for the fall semester.

This program is supported by AbbVie Canada, and applications for the 2017 AbbVie IBD Scholarships are being accepted through June 1.

One comment

  1. Adrian says:

    Noticed an error. In the heart of your article you say applications are being accepted until May 1st but as you correctly state at the bottom of the article, its open until June 1st

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