Essay submissions will be accepted starting on November 1, 2019 and will close at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Winners will be contacted directly and formally announced in May 2020.

Application Requirements

Are a United States citizen residing in the United States who, at time of application, have been accepted to, or are currently or will be attending an accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-year college, university, or an advanced (post-high school) vocational or technical school ("qualifying institution") as a student in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Proof of admission and current enrollment will be required at the time the scholarship is awarded.

Have been diagnosed with a GI condition and were under the care of a licensed healthcare professional in the US.

Write a short essay, between 250-300 words, that describes the impact your diagnosed GI condition has had on your life, as well as the role a licensed healthcare professional played in helping to treat the condition.

Obtain two (2) letters of recommendation that highlight your outstanding accomplishments in any school and/or community activities.

A confirmation from a licensed US healthcare professional of the diagnosis of a GI condition.

Submissions must meet all entry requirements and be sent to:

All essays and the rights to their publication become the property of Salix Pharmaceuticals, which may use, edit or excerpt these entries including your name, GI condition, and the content of the essay for promotional or any otherpurpose without attribution or compensation, additional or otherwise.

Salix reserves the right to use the scholarship recipients' names, likenesses and quotes in any advertising, websites or promotional materials relating to this competition without further notification, permission, or compensation to the recipients.