The physicians, advanced clinical practitioners, and staff at Connecticut GI understand the challenges individuals with chronic gastrointestinal and liver conditions face. We also appreciate the importance of higher education, and hope to assist these students achieve their academic and professional goals.

The Connecticut GI Scholarship Program will award two $2,000 awards during the 2016-17 application year. Awards are granted to students with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic liver disease, or other chronic/significant GI issue who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Applications will be reviewed by the Connecticut GI Charitable Foundation committee, and awards will be granted based on response to the essay prompt, letters of recommendation, academic achievement, and community involvement.

To qualify, applicants must have been diagnosed with a chronic gastrointestinal illness as documented by a physician, be a resident of Connecticut or be enrolled in a CT post-secondary education program in the 2017-18 academic year, complete all application materials, submit supporting documentation, and provide 2 letters of recommendation.

The application deadline is April 1, 2017, and scholarship winners will be notified by June 1, 2017.

Application material can be downloaded below, and should be returned to Ms. Jennifer Shlomo, Connecticut GI, 21 South Road, Suite 100 Farmington, CT 06032.