Scholarship Program


GHA is proud to have awarded five scholarships and $9,000 in 2019. 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, 2020. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2020.

Click here for the 2020-2021 Scholarship Application

Scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years, but applications must be post marked by March 31, 2020. 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

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 Carew Memorial Scholarship. Deadline: February 26, 2020 Click here for more information.


Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

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 Deadline: March 1, 2020 Click here for more information.


Brother’s Healthcare

Brothers Healthcare will donate $2,000 per year to be awarded as two $1,000 scholarships to a male and female student who is affected by an inherited bleeding disorder like hemophilia or von Willebrand disease. Deadline: April 1, 2020 Click here for more information.


Aptevo B More Scholarship

Candidates: specifically for hemophilia B patients Deadline: April 28, 2020 Click here for more info.


Hemophilia Federation of America

Each year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. In order to better serve the students in our community, HFA is offering 4 scholarships for an increased amount of $2,000-$4,000 in three categories. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship. 1) Educational Scholarship 2) Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship 3) Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship. Deadline: April 30, 2020 Click here for more information.


Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group/Hemophilia of North Carolina Educational Scholarship

Candidates: Patients, their siblings, parents, or other caregiver. Applicants must be seeking education from an accredited college, university, or certified training program. At least one of these scholarships is awarded to an applicant pursuing education in a health-related field. Phone: 866-442-4679 Deadline: May 1, 2020 Click here for application.


The Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Candidates: To be eligible, you must: Have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia 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 8, 2020 Click here for more information.  


HF Healthcare: Nate Slack Scholarships

Candidate:Persons with hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder or a person within the immediate family who is attending or has been accepted to attend a 2 or 4 year college or trade school. Must be a U.S. resident. Deadline: May 17, 2020 Click here for more info.


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, 2020 Click here for more info.


GHA has not received updated info on the scholarships below, please check back or with the company directly.

Novo Nordisk: Novosecure Scholarship

Candidate:People with hemophilia A, hemophilia A or B with inhibitors, congenital factor VII deficiency, congenital factor XIII deficiency, acquired hemophilia, and Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia. 10 scholarships at $2,500 for community or vocational school and 5 scholarships at $4,000 for a four year college. Minimum 2.3 GPA. Deadline: June 30, 2019 Click here for more info.



BioMatrix family of companies offers six $1,500 educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease, and in the case of two of the scholarships, immediate family members may also apply. Deadline: August 1, 2019 Click here for more info.


Shire: Education Advantage Scholarships 

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: 1) University Scholarship – Up to $7,000 for students working toward their bachelor’s degree, renewable for up to 3 additional years 2) 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 3) GED Assistance – One-time $150 reimbursement if you pass the GED test. Deadline:     Click here for more info.


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: Click here for more info.

Other Resources

Federal Student Aid Application

Financial Aid for Disabled Students

Protecting Students with Disabilities 

Scholarship Guide for Women

A guide to financial aid for women

Scholarships for Graduate Students

NHF Chapter Directory 

Children with Special Health Care Needs Program

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