Scholarship Program

Purpose

GHA is proud to have awarded five scholarships and $9,000 in 2017. The Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of scholarships ranging in value, with a maximum value of $3,000.  GHA sponsors these scholarships to encourage post high-school education for students with a bleeding disorder living within the GHA service area.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their potential to succeed, academic achievement, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals, how having a bleeding disorder has affected personal and family circumstances, and references. Applicants must either be entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. The deadline for application is March 31, 2018. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2018.

Qualities sought: Standardized test scores which show student’s capability of completing a degree program; GPA (Attendance to be taken into consideration; for example, if someone manages to keep up a good GPA despite medical absences); personal recommendations, work experience, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work.

Click here for the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application

Scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years, but applications must be post marked by March 31, 2018. GHA makes no guarantee that funding will be available in subsequent years. Please use the Reapplication Form to reapply. Application must be returned to GHA along with a current grade transcript for the term or semester just completed. Your application will then go through the same selection process as it did the previous year.

Scholarship Reapplication Form

Academic Scholarships

List of Available Scholarships for Students with Bleeding Disorders

GHA provides the below list of scholarships for general information purposes only. Prospective candidates will need to contact each program sponsor or administrator for detailed information or for additional inquires related to the criteria/terms of applying for these scholarship programs. GHA claims no responsibility for the scholarship program policies of other organizations.

 

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Candidate: Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Crew Memorial Scholarship.

  • Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to any organization within their community. The volunteer time an applicant notes in this application should be unpaid and not required for school credit.
  • Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree. High school seniors or undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
  • Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.

Deadline: February 19, 2018

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Bob Miller Scholarship Award Program

Amount: Multiple $500 to $1,000 awards per a year

Candidates: A person or person(s) associated with the bleeding disorders community.

DeadlineApril 1, 2018

Contact: National Cornerstone Healthcare Services

24747 Redlands Blvd, Suite B
Loma Linda, CA  92354
Phone: 877.616.6247

Webhttp://www.hemophiliafed.org/scholarships/bob-miller-scholarship-award-program/

 

Aptevo B More Scholarship

Amount: Multiple awards of $2,000

Candidates: specifically for hemophilia B patients 

  • Recipients receive a scholarship to use for any type of post-high school education.
  • Scholarships cover undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, trade schools, and certifications in the United States. Enrollment can be part time or full time.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria.
  • There is no age limit.

Deadline: May 3, 2018

Web: http://www.ixinity.com/community

 

The Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Amount: For the 2018-2019 academic year, Pfizer will award:

  • Five graduate scholarships of $4,000 each
  • Ten college scholarships of $2,500 each; includes vocational schools

Candidates: To be eligible, you must:

  • Have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B, or be a carrier
  • And meet one of the following educational criteria:
    • Be a high school senior
    • Have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) credential
    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited junior college, college (undergraduate or
      graduate), or vocational school

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Phone: 844-989-4366

Webhttp://www.hemophiliavillage.com/hemophilia-scholarship-program

 

Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship 

The Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship is intended for college, vocational or private school students that are clinically diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. Three renewable $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year for new or current college or vocational-technical school students, and one renewable $1,500 scholarship is awarded to a student attending private school, grades 7-12.

DeadlineJuly 1, 2018

Webhttps://www.cvscaremarkspecialtyrx.com/wps/portal/specialty/patients/drugs-conditions/conditions/hemophilia#eric-delson-memorial-scholarship

 

Matrix Health Group: Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: August 18, 2018

Contact: Matrix Health (http://www.matrixhealthgroup.com/)
Maria Santucci Vetter Phone: 217-840-1033

 

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

Amount: Ten, $1,000 awards

Candidate: Student with hemophilia or other related bleeding disorder, or a family member. Must be a US citizen and enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four year college program.

Phone: 800.323.6832 ext. 1300

Webhttps://www.nufactor.com/payers/resources/factor/eric-dostie-scholarship-form.html

 

Education Advantage – Scholarships for our Community brought to you by Shire

The Education Advantage Scholarship continues to be open to eligible students with hemophilia A, hemophilia B, including those with inhibitors, as well as to those with von Willebrand Disease. Education Advantage is open to US students, regardless of which brand of treatment used.

Education Advantage offers three different scholarships to eligible applicants:

  • University Scholarship – Up to $7,000 for students working toward their bachelor’s degree, renewable for up to 3 additional years
  • Community College and Technical Scholarship – Up to $1,000 for students seeking an associate’s degree or a technical vocational certificate, renewable for up to 1 additional year
  • GED Assistance – One-time $150 reimbursement if you pass the GED test

Deadline:

Web: www.BleedingDisorders.com/EA

 

Bioverativ
Amount: Individual awards range from up to $2,500 for vocational/technical and community colleges and up to $7,000 for colleges/universities.  A total of $50,000 was awarded to 11 recipients with hemophilia, ranging from 17 to 51 years of age with diverse educational goals in 2012.
Candidate: Individuals with hemophilia A or B who are pursuing a vocational or technical certificate, a 2 or 4-year degree program or graduate degree are encouraged to apply.
Deadline:
Contact: Biogen Idec Hemophilia, Submissions are administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
Email: contactus@applyists.com (Please write “Biogen Idec” in the subject line)
Phone:  800.310.4053
(This scholarship phone line is maintained by ISTS, Inc. Callers may ask specific questions about the scholarship program or application process from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00am-5:00pm CT).
Webhttp://biogenidechemophiliascholarships.com/simple_process.html

 

Hemophilia Federation of America

Each year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. Starting in 2015, in order to better serve the students in our community, we are offering 4 scholarships for an increased amount of $2,000-$4,000 in three categories. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship.

  • Educational Scholarship
  • Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
  • Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship

Contact: Hemophilia Federation of America
820 First Street NE, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 800.230.9797
Web: http://www.hemophiliafed.org/scholarships/

 

Mike Hylton and Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarships
Amount: Ten, $1,000 awards
Candidates: Men with hemophilia or VWD or an immediate family member. Applicant must be a U.S. resident and entering or attending a junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in Fall 2013.
Deadline:
Contact
: Linda Leigh Sulser, Scholarship Liaison
Phone: 805.388.9336 or toll-free 877.376.4968
Email: Scholarships@FactorSupport.com
Webhttp://factorsupportnetwork.com/english/what-we-offer/scholarship-program/

 

Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Five, $1000 awards
Candidate: Women with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.  Applicant must be a U.S. resident and either entering or attending a junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school in Fall 2013.
Deadline: 
Contact
: Linda Leigh Sulser, Scholarship Liaison
Attn:  Scholarship Committee
Factor Support Network
900 Avenida Acaso, Suite A
Camarillo, CA 93012-8749
Phone: 805.388.9336 or toll-free 877.376.4968
EmailScholarships@FactorSupport.com
Webhttp://factorsupportnetwork.com/scholarships.htm

 

Aptevo B More Scholarship
Amount: Multiple awards of $2,000
Candidates: specifically for hemophilia B patients 

  • Recipients receive a scholarship to use for any type of post-high school education.
  • Scholarships cover undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, trade schools, and certifications in the United States. Enrollment can be part time or full time.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria.
  • There is no age limit.

Web: http://www.ixinity.com/community

 

Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship

Amount: Multiple awards of $1,000 or more
Candidates: Student with an inherited bleeding disorder or other chronic disorder attending an accredited college or university.
Deadline:  
Contact:  The Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship

P.O. Box 11

Mayfield, NY 12117

Phone: 518.863.8998
Web:  www.adirondackspintacular.com/index.html

 

“Education is Power” Scholarship Program

Amount: A minimum of 20 awards, ranging from $500-$2,500.

Candidate: High school seniors or current college undergraduates living with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease and either entering or already enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary college, university, or vocational school in the fall of 2013. Proof of admission, U.S. residency, and community involvement and/or demonstrated volunteer service are also required.

Contact: Kathy Robinette-Stoneberg, Scholarship Coordinator

MedPro Rx, Inc. “Education is Power” Scholarship

Phone: 866.528.4963 Webhttp://www.medprorx.com/scholarship.html

 

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