Intense Intestines Scholarship

We have temporarily suspended the operation of the Intense Intestines Foundation as we reorganize for the next steps of the organization. We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to serving the IBD and ostomy community again in the future. 


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This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy process and takes time.  At the IIF, we understand that an IBD patient can have many setbacks over a four year span to earn their degree.  We want to help with the extra time it may take an IBD student to receive their degree or certification.  This is why we are offering the Intense Intestines Scholarship.  Our goal is to help with the rising costs of obtaining a higher education, while living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or an ostomy.

To donate and help us continue to give the scholarship to those in need, please click the link below.

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Moderate to severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can commonly cause a student to:

  • Miss classes due to illness
  • Skip entire semesters
  • Withdraw from classes
  • Take in-completes
  • Be forced to take a part-time class schedule instead of full time

We are seeking applicants who have had setbacks due to their Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and have demonstrated a willingness to succeed.  Applicants should show strong moral values at home and in their community.  All applications will be reviewed in person by the IIF Board of Directors, and we will choose the candidates we feel best exhibits the values that the IIF stands for.  Please read the following requirements and complete the attached application.

  1. Be entering freshman year of college- age 26; seeking an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree. The applicant may be currently enrolled in a program or trade school seeking license or certification.
  2. Be diagnosed, by a physician or specialist, with moderate to severe IBD, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  3. A Legal US citizen, or be able to provide documented proof of ability to study in the US.
  4. Have had a GPA of 2.5 in high school, or college if currently enrolled.

Two letters of recommendation are also required for all applicants; one personal and one professional.  Letters are to be sent as a PDF file with the application or sent to Without both letters your application WILL NOT be considered.

Important Information ALL Applicants Should Read:


We will not be accepting any applications via email.

We will not be accepting any application via regular mail.

You must fill out the application below with our online application.

You must include two letters of recommendation; one professional and one personal.  If you do not submit two letters of recommendation, your application will not be accepted.

We will ONLY be accepting PDF formatted letters.

Personal Letter of Recommendation – Family acquaintances or school teachers

Professional Letter of Recommendation – Work managers or professionals

We will only be accepting the first 50 applicants, at this time.  After we have reached 50 applicants, the application link will automatically shut off.

Please do not send any applications to our address or email as they will not be accepted.

Please note that you can NOT apply for the Intense Intestines Scholarship and Intense Intestines IBDebt program. If you do, your applications for both will be voided.