Scholarship Program


GHA is proud to have awarded $9,000 in educational scholarships in 2021. 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, 2022. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2022.

GHA’s 2022-2023 Scholarship Application is due March 31, 2022.

Scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years. 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 2022-2023 Scholarship Reapplication Form is due March 31, 2022.

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.


Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

Candidate: Student with hemophilia or other related bleeding disorder, or a family member (spouse, parent, sibling, or child). Must be a US citizen living in the U.S., must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four year college program in the U.S. Awardees must have a current minimum GPA of 2.5. Phone: 800.323.6832 ext. 1300 Deadline: March 1, 2022 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 2, 2022 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, 2022 Click here for more information.


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, 2022 Click here for an 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 15, 2022 Click here for more information.  


Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Candidate: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legally living permanently in the U.S; must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder (Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.); must have performed community service and/or volunteered time and energy to any organization within their community not associated with their school; (The community service/volunteer time an applicant notes in their application should be unpaid and not required for school credit. If a student has ONLY performed community service or volunteered with a school class or club, they ARE NOT eligible to apply.); and must be entering or attending an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. to obtain their first undergraduate degree (A student who has already obtained a two-year degree is eligible to apply as long as they are entering or attending an accredited four-year undergraduate institution for their first Bachelor’s Degree. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career. High school seniors or undergraduate freshman, sophomores or juniors may apply.) Past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career, until they receive four (4) awards from the program. Once a student has received four awards, they are no longer eligible to apply, even if they are still in school to obtain their first undergraduate degree.  Deadline: February 18, 2021 Click here for more information.


The InfuCare Rx Scholarship Program.

Candidates: Applicants are not required to be patients of InfuCare Rx, but must have an eligible diagnosis (family members of diagnosed person are not eligible) and be a resident of the United States.  Deadline: March 31, 2021 Click here for a full list of requirements.



Only for people with hemophilia B. The B More Scholarship applications are available HERE to login and start your application using the program key Medexus. Deadline is April 28, 2021.


George D. McCoy Educational Scholarship 

Candidates: Persons diagnosed with severe hemophilia A.  Deadline: May 10, 2021 Click here for an application.


Optum Infusion Pharmacy/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 10, 2021 Click here for application.


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 16, 2021 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 28, 2021 Click here for more info.


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. Candidates must first be nominated for a Teen Impact Award in 2021. Deadline June 4, 2021. Click here for more information.


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: June 28, 2021 Click here for more information.



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, 2021 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.

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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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