JointHealth™ express   April 16, 2008

UCB Pharma Canada Inc. is offering post-secondary scholarships for people who live with rheumatoid arthritis.

The program, "UCBeyond", will provide seven (7), one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CDN each to people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The winners must demonstrate academic ambition and use their scholarship toward post-secondary education (i.e. university, college, trade school, etc.) for the 2008/09 school year.

An independent selection committee of leading physicians and patient representatives from across the country will again choose the 2008 UCBeyond Scholarship recipients. Applicants will be evaluated based on a one-page essay demonstrating how they go above and beyond their disease, exhibit perseverance and empower others, as well as two letters of personal recommendation. The deadline to apply is June 30, and winners will be announced in September 2008.

Students interested in applying for the 2008 UCBeyond Crohn's Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis Scholarship Program can obtain an application package from their gastroenterologist or rheumatologist, or visit here for a downloadable application form.