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. To this end the Connecticut GI Scholarship Program was created through the Connecticut GI Foundation for Charitable Giving.

The Connecticut GI Scholarship Program awards two $2000 scholarships during the 2018-2019 application year. Awards are granted to students with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), chronic liver disease, or another chronic/significant GI issue who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Applications are reviewed by the Connecticut GI Charitable Foundation Scholarship 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 chronic gastrointestinal illness as documented by a physician, be a resident of Connecticut or be enrolled in a CT post-secondary education program, complete all application materials, submit supporting documentation, and provide 2 letters of recommendation.

Scholarships for 2017 have been awarded and the next application period will take place in early 2018.