Winter 2015 IBD Scholarship Recipients, Jim Grenn & Taryn Laho!

 

The IIF has placed me one step closer in Jim Grenn Picpursuing my goals despite suffering from Crohn’s disease. Since I was 12, I have regularly been visiting a gastroenterologist and have had my fair share of hospital stays. Because of that, I have decided to pursue a career in medicine.  Now 21 and a Junior Biochemistry major at the University of Southern Mississippi, I am taking the MCAT this June.  Because of the graciousness from the IIF and their scholarship, I was financially able to pay for the MCAT after paying my tuition for this semester.  I am forever grateful to the IIF and their support throughout my journey with Crohn’s disease.

~ Jim Grenn

TarynLahoe-199x300Having had my permanent ostomy surgery this past August and getting used to life again with an ostomy. I decided I wanted to start my college career to pursue my dream to become a nurse. As I was looking up scholarships to help with the financial aspect of college and I came across the awesome foundation of Intense Intestines. Intense Intestine Foundation didn’t only offer a scholarship but also a community of people facing the same health problems.  Having received the scholarship helped to relieve some of the financial burden of school. I am truly appreciative of the generosity and compassion I have received from everyone who is a part of IIF.  Thank you so much to the IIF for granting me with the scholarship, and for everything you do to support and raise awareness for IBD.

~ Taryn Lahoe

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6 Responses to Winter 2015 IBD Scholarship Recipients, Jim Grenn & Taryn Laho!

  1. Tammy Crowley says:

    Hi I was wondering if you are still accepting applications for a scholarship. My son was recently diagnosed with Chron’s disease. Is there more information somewhere that I am missing?
    Thank you for your time.

    Tammy Crowley

    • Patricia Cacioppo says:

      Hi all the information is on our website http://www.intenseintestines.org/ibdscholarship we already have 50 applicants for the spring application process but you are welcomed to have him apply for the winter application process. Please check back on the website for information. Thank you for your interest in the IIF Scholarship Program. Please keep in touch.- Patti

  2. Margaret Nazarini says:

    How does one apply for your scholarships. My son was diagnosed when he was 6 and is graduating this year. could you please email the information? Thank you.

    • Patricia Cacioppo says:

      Hi all the information is on our website http://www.intenseintestines.org/ibdscholarship we already have 50 applicants for the spring application process but you are welcomed to have him apply for the winter application process. Please check back on the website for information. Thank you for your interest in the IIF Scholarship Program. Please keep in touch.- Patti

  3. Renee forde says:

    I am currently 26 and have been plagued with ulcerative colitis since the age of 21 forcing me to drop out of school and much more… I am currently trying to get my life back on track and apply for college… I do not meet the age requirement for this specific scholarship. Are there any other scholarships available for my age

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