Applications for 2017 must be submitted online. It is recommended that you download a copy of the application in advance in order to review and prepare the required information.
Please also prepare the following items in advance:
1. A fully completed and signed copy of the Proof of Diagnosis Form
, scanned and ready to upload. This form must be completed by a health care professional who can confirm your diagnosis of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
2. A signed and dated Applicant Consent Form
, scanned and ready to upload
3. Two (2) letters of personal recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, school official, coach, mentor, health care provider, professional colleague or employer, scanned and ready to upload.
4. A one (1) page essay (500 word max) describing your commitment to achieving your best heath in spite of your diagnosis, and how you have inspired those around you to do the same in the face of their challenges. Please have your essay ready in a format that can be uploaded to the webform (e.g. Word or -PDF).
Please note that the file size for all of the above documents combined must not exceed 20MB. Please check the file size of your documents in advance to ensure you will not exceed this limit. Please also ensure you complete all required sections (marked with an *).