IIF Scholarship


We are excited to announce that the IIF will soon be accepting applications for our 5th round of Intense Intestines Scholarship.  This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy process and takes time.  At the IIF  we understand that an IBD patient can have many setbacks over a four year span to earn their degree.  We want to help with the extra time it may take an IBD student to receive their degree or certification.  This is why we are offering the Intense Intestines Scholarship.  Our goal is to help with the rising costs of obtaining a higher education, while living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or an ostomy.

To donate and help us continue to give the scholarship to those in need, please click the link below.

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Moderate to severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can commonly cause a student to:

  • Miss classes due to illness
  • Skip entire semesters
  • Withdraw from classes
  • Take in-completes
  • Be forced to take a part time class schedule instead of full time

We are seeking applicants who had has setbacks due to their Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and have demonstrated a willingness to succeed.  Applicants should show strong moral values at home and in their community.  All applications will be reviewed in person by the IIF Board of Directors and will choose the candidate we feel best exhibits the values that the IIF stands for.  Please read the following requirements and complete the attached application.

  1. Be age 18-25; seeking an associates, undergraduate, or graduate degree. Applicant may be currently enrolled in a program or trade school seeking license or certification.
  2. Be diagnosed, by a physician or specialist, with moderate to severe IBD, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  3. A Legal US citizen, or be able to provide documented proof of ability to study in the US.
  4. Have had a GPA of 2.5 in high school, or college if currently enrolled.

 IIF Letter to Applicants (Must Read)

Below there will be a link with our application for the Intense Intestines Scholarship when we are accepting applicants.  Please fill out all areas as none are optional.  Two letters of recommendation are also required for all applicants one personal and one professional.  Letters of recommendations must be sent to P.O. Box 8097, Stamford, CT 06905.

Important Information For Applicants:

We will not be accepting any applications via email.

We will not be accepting any application via regular mail.

You must fill out the application below with our online application form.

You must include TWO letters of recommendation.  One professional and one personal.  If you do not submit two letters of recommendation your application will not be accepted.

We will only be accepting the first 50 applicants at this time.  After the application link will automatically shut off.  Please do not send any applications to our address or email as the will not be accepted.

Intense Intestines Scholarship Timeline for the Fall 2015 Semester:

Important Dates For Applicants!

Sunday, March 16th – Applications will be accepted online at the link below.

Saturday, May 16th – Applications will no longer be accepted.

Sunday, May 31st – All personal and professional letters of recommendation must be received by mail or email. Send letters by email as a PDF file to Scholarship@IntenseIntestines.org or to our address below.

Intense Intestines Foundation

P.O. Box 8097

Stamford, CT 06905

Friday, July 3rd – Finalist for the Intense Intestines Scholarship will be notified and asked to create a 2-minute video introduction that shares their IBD story with the Intense Intestines Board.

Sunday, July 19th- IBD videos created by the finalists must be submitted.

Friday, August 7th – The two Intense Intestines Scholarship recipients will be announced.

Please check back to this page on Sunday, March 16th for the link for our application.

If you have any questions, please email us at Scholarship@IntenseIntestines.org.

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