Scholarship Program

Purpose

GHA is proud to have awarded five scholarships and $9,000 in 2020. 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, 2021. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2021.

GHA’s 2021-2022 Scholarship Application is due March 31, 2021.

Scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years, but applications must be post marked by March 31, 2021. 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.

GHA’s 2021-2022 Scholarship Reapplication Form is due March 31, 2021.

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.

 

Dr. William N. Drohan Scholarship Fund

Candidate: Must have hemophilia B or be a sibling of a person with hemophilia B.; must have a need for funds; and must have applied to, been accepted at, an accredited college or university or a vocational school. Deadline: February 20, 2020 Click here for more information.

 

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.

 

BCDI Green Family Scholarship

Candidate: Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder; must reside in the BCDI service area of downstate Illinois, which for this purpose is defined as all Illinois counties with the exception of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will; must have attended a scheduled visit with an HTC in teh 24 months prior to the application deadline; must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above; and must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college, or four-year university. Deadline: March 4, 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.

 

FOSRX/FAST Scholarship Program 

Candidates: Applicants are not required to be patients of FOSRX/FAST, but must have an eligible diagnosis (family members of diagnosed person are not eligible) and be a resident of the United States.  Deadline: April 30, 2020 Click here for a full list of requirements.

 

The Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship 

Candidates: Applicants must be diagnosed with a bleeding disorder or other chronic disorder; must be graduating from High School in the year of the scholarship award, and must have applied to, been accepted at, an accredited college or university. Deadline: May 1, 2020 Click here for an application.

 

George D. McCoy Educational Scholarship 

Candidates: Persons diagnosed with severe hemophilia A.  Deadline: May 1, 2020 Click here for an application.

 

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.

 

Adam Lynch Scholarship

The Teen Impact Awards are proud to present three $1000 scholarships to high school seniors in the bleeding disorders community, who are college or trade-school bound in the fall. Deadline May 1, 2020. Click here for more information.

 

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.  

 

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: May 15, 2020 Click here for more information.

 

HF Healthcare: Nate Slack Scholarships

Candidates: 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.

 

NHF Kevin Child Scholarship

Candidates: Individuals diaagnosed with either hemophilia A or B and a highschool senior with aspirations of attending an institute of higher education (college, university, or vocational-technical school), or a college student already pursuing a post-secondary education. Deadline: June 2, 2020 Click here for more info.

 

BioTek reMEDys Scholarship

Candidates: Any individual who has been diagnosed with hemophilia or other significant bleeding disorder or any individual whose immediate family member is attached to the hemophilia/bleeding disorder community. Deadline: June 15, 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.

 

Novo Nordisk: Novosecure Scholarship

Candidates: 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, 2020 Click here for more info.

 

BDAI Bradley Krueger Memorial Scholarship 

Candidates: People with a bleeding disorder, parents, siblings, children and/or carriers living in the state of Illinois. Deadline: July 15, 2020 Click here for an application.

Takeda’s Education Advantage Program  

Deadline: July 16, 2020 Click here for more info.

 

BioMatrix: 

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, 2020 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

FAQ About IEPs and 504 Plans