Scholarship Program


GHA is proud to offer a total of five scholarships to be awarded in 2017. The Scholarship Committee selects the recipients of five 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 be either entering or attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. The deadline for application is March 31, 2017. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2017.

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 2017-2018 Scholarship Application.

Renewal Requirements

Scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years, but applications must be post marked by March 31, 2017. 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 Renewal Application 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.


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.
DeadlineMarch 1, 2017
Phone: 800.323.6832 ext. 1300


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: March 17, 2017





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, 2017

Contact: National Cornerstone Healthcare Services

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




Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: Total number of awards can vary each year (may be up to 20, $4,000 college awards)
Candidate: Must be an individual diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorder and either entering or attending an accredited 2- or 4-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.  High school seniors, undergrad freshmen, sophomores and juniors may also apply.  Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergrad degree later in adulthood may apply if there was a gap in their academic career.  Applicants will also need to show volunteer time spent directly benefitting the bleeding disorders community.

Deadline: April 12, 2017

Contact: Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 811

Enfield, CT 06083

Phone: 800.966.2431




Biogen Idec Hemophilia Scholarship Program
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.
DeadlineApril 15, 2015
Contact: Biogen Idec Hemophilia, Submissions are administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)
Email: (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).


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


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: April 30, 2015
: Linda Leigh Sulser, Scholarship Liaison
Phone: 805.388.9336 or toll-free 877.376.4968


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: April 30, 2014
: 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


BioRx/Hemophilia of North Carolina Educational Scholarship Program

Amount: Four scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000

Candidate: Intended for individuals who are diagnosed with hemophilia, VWD or other bleeding-associated factor deficiency, or their siblings, parents or caregivers living within the same household. At least one scholarship is awarded to an applicant pursuing education in a health-related field from an accredited college or university or certified training program.
DeadlineMay 1, 2015

Contact: Chris Barnes of BioRx Hemophilia Services or Hemophilia North Carolina 800.990.5557
Phone: 866.442.4679 or 919.749.3196
Amount: Multiple awards of $2,000
Candidates: specifically for hemophilia B patients that
Deadline:  May 1, 2016

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:  May 1, 2014
Contact:  The Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship

P.O. Box 11

Mayfield, NY 12117

Phone: 518.863.8998


“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.

DeadlineMay 1, 2015

Contact: Kathy Robinette-Stoneberg, Scholarship Coordinator

MedPro Rx, Inc.

“Education is Power” Scholarship

140 Northway Court

Raleigh, NC 27615-4916

Phone: 866.528.4963




The Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Amount: For the 2015-2016 academic year, Pfizer will award:

  • Five $4,000 graduate scholarships
    • Ten $2,500 college scholarships, including vocational schools

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B;
    • Be a U.S. resident attending a school in the U.S.;
    • And meet one of the following educational criteria:
    o Be a high school senior or graduate, or
    o Have completed high school or an equivalent (e.g., general equivalency diploma
    [GED]), or
    o Be currently accepted to or enrolled in a junior college, college (undergraduate or
    graduate), or vocational school
    DeadlineMay 20, 2015

Phone: 888-999-2349


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, 2015


Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarships

DeadlineAugust 1, 2015


Emergent Biosolutions

DeadlineSeptember 30, 2015



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