National Hemophilia Foundation Scholarships
The National Hemophilia Foundation scholarships for the disabled provide a way for individuals and families affected by the bleeding disorder hemophilia to continue their quest for a higher education. The Foundation maintains a strong commitment to finding better cures and treatments for inheritable bleeding disorders while also working to prevent complications associated with such disorders through research, advocacy, and education.
The National Hemophilia foundation was established in 1948 and now has chapters throughout the country. Its initiatives and programs are made possible through generous donations from other foundations, corporations, and individuals. Hemophilia is a type of genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting in a normal manner. The primary symptom of this condition is uncontrolled or spontaneous bleeding. Internal bleeding in the joints can result in swelling and pain. When left untreated, it can also cause permanent damage.
Kevin Child scholarship for Hemophilia
The Kevin Child scholarship is awarded each year to one exceptional student. The scholarship is given in memory of Kevin Child, who was born in the 1960s with hemophilia. From the beginning, Kevin’s life was filled with challenges. Despite those challenges, he worked toward living a fulfilling life and was only a few days from his college graduation when he died in 1989 from AIDS-related complications.
The Foundation firmly believes that the opportunity to obtain a higher education should not be an additional obstacle that must be overcome by young people who already face so many challenges in life as a result of hemophilia. It is in the hopes that the Kevin Child scholarship program will provide some help for students who are working toward a higher education that this scholarship is given. All application materials must be received by no later than June 1st. The scholarship has a value of $1,000. Applicants for this scholarship must have been diagnosed with hemophilia.
Victory for Women Academic Scholarship for Women with Bleeding Disorders
The National Hemophilia Foundation scholarships for disabilities also include the Victory for Women Academic Scholarship for Women with Bleeding Disorders. Each year, two $2,500 awards are given through this scholarship program. All applicants must be female and must have a bleeding disorder such as Von Willebrand disease, be a hemophilia carrier or have other clotting factor deficiencies.
*Past recipients are not eligible to reapply for this Hemophilia scholarship. All application materials must be received no later than July 20th.
The Victory for Women Academic Scholarship was inspired by the generosity of two young women within the bleeding disorders community: Lindsey Hanson and Josephine Droney.
The primary health initiative of Victory for Women is to address crucial issues faced by women who live with bleeding disorders. This is accomplished by increasing awareness of women’s bleeding disorder to promote early diagnosis and improved health outcomes while also providing women who are affected by bleeding disorders with the support, skills, resources, and education they need to properly advocate for their social, financial and health needs.
The Victory for Women Academic scholarships sponsored by National Hemophilia Foundation Scholarships are one way Victory for Women is able to achieve their mission.