GHA is proud to award $9,000 in educational scholarships each year. The volunteer scholarship committee selects the recipients ranging in value to encourage post high-school education for students with a bleeding disorder who reside within GHA’s service area of southern Illinois or eastern Missouri.

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, 2024. Applicants are notified of the committee’s scholarship decisions by June 1, 2024.

GHA’s Scholarship Application is due March 31, 2024.

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 Scholarship Reapplication Form is due March 31, 2024.

In 2024 GHA will offer an additional $1,000 scholarship for the Dr. James Chen Scholarship, all applicants submitting a GHA scholarship application will be eligible. 

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.

Brother’s Healthcare

Awards: $1,000 each to one male and one female student


  • Will attend an accredited technical school, college or university in the fall of 2024;
  • Have a diagnosed bleeding disorder, or be a parent, spouse, partner, child or sibling of a person with a bleeding disorder;
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Deadline: April 1 2024 Download the application here and send it to Click here for more information.

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

Awards: Range from $500 – $6,000


  • 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.);
  • And 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 was March 20, 2024 Click here for more information.

Medexus B More Scholarship Program


  • Be diagnosed with hemophilia B;
  • Be a US citizen or legal US resident
  • Be entering or attending an accredited secondary education institution in the United States. Students who are pursuing or resuming a degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.

The B More Scholarship applications are available hereDeadline is April 30, 2024.

Hemophilia Federation of America – Educational Scholarship

Awards: Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000

Candidates: a person with a bleeding disorder who is pursuing a degree at a college, university or trade school. Click here for application. Deadline was April 28, 2023

Hemophilia Federation of America – Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship

Awards: One scholarship in the amount of $2,000

Candidates: Must be a parent/sibling/child of a person with a bleeding disorder; may or may not have a bleeding disorder themselves; must be pursuing a degree at a college, university or trade school. Click here for application. Deadline was April 28, 2023

Hemophilia Federation of America – Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship

Awards: One scholarship in the amount of $4,000

Candidates: a person with a bleeding disorder who is pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field. Click here for application. Deadline was April 28, 2023

The InfuCare Rx Scholarship Program


  • 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;
  • All scholarship funds must be used for furthering the education of the recipients through a college, university, or vocational school within the United States;
  • Applicants must already be accepted to a college, university, or vocational program for the 2024-25 school year. Finalists will be required to submit a recent transcript and will be interviewed by the scholarship committee; a
  • All applicants for any of our scholarships must have earned a grand point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher in their previous year of study (unless you are in a doctoral program with Pass/Fail programs, in which case you will have the ability to indicate so on your submission);
  • Applicants must display professional conduct, and must be willing to act as an ambassador of our scholarship program throughout the upcoming school year;
  • Applicants must be willing to allow their submitted information to be made public in the event they are selected.

Deadline is May 1, 2024 Click here for an application.

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, 2024 Click here for an application.

George D. McCoy Educational Scholarship 

Award: one award of $1,000

Candidates: Persons diagnosed with severe hemophilia A.  Deadline: May 15, 2024 Click here for an application.

Optum Infusion Pharmacy/Hemophilia of North Carolina Educational Scholarship

Awards: $500 to $3,000

Candidates: has been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, is a caregiver of a child or adult affected by a bleeding disorder, or has a sibling or parent in the same household affected by a bleeding disorder. 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 is May 15, 2024 Click here for application.

HF Healthcare: Nate Slack Scholarships

Awards: Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000

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, 2024 Click here for more info.

The Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program

Awards: One $5,000 graduate scholarship and twelve $2,500 college/vocational scholarships


  • Have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or hemophilia B;
  • Reside in the continental United States;
  • 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 31, 2024 Click here for more information.

NBDF Kevin Child Scholarship

Awards: One award of $1,000


  • 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 was June 1, 2023 Click here for more info.

BioTek reMEDys Scholarship

Awards: Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000

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 was June 15, 2023 Click here for more info.

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 was June 15, 2024 Click here for more information.

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, 2024 Click here for more info.


BioMatrix family of companies offers six $1,000 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. DeadlineAugust 1, 2024 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. Six $2,000 scholarships for eligible graduating students or recent graduates to attend postsecondary school with a healthcare/medical focus, and two (2) $1,500 scholarships for students in grades 7-12 to attend private school.

Deadline was May 31, 2024 Click here for more info.

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

Awards: 10 awards of $1,000 each

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 was March 1, 2024 Click here for more information.

BCDI Green Family Scholarship

Awards: $500-1,500 each to up to 5 recipients

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 the 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 was March 6, 2024 Click here for more information.

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