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Each year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. A total of four scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 is awarded in these three categories:

Educational Scholarship

Two educational scholarships were awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to students with a bleeding disorder who were seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school. Applicants were asked to submit an essay answering the questions:

  • What are your goals and aspirations?
  • How has the bleeding disorders community played a role in your life?

Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship

One scholarship was awarded in the amount of $2,000 to the immediate family member of a person with a bleeding disorder who was seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school. Applicants were asked to submit an essay answering the questions: What are your goals and aspirations? How has the bleeding disorders community played a role in your life?

Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship

One scholarship was awarded in the amount of $4,000 to a student pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field. Applicants were asked to submit an essay answering the questions: Why did you choose to study in this field? Why do you think it is the right path for you?


2016 EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

edu_trevormartin_2016-08-01Trevor Martin
HFA Educational Scholarship
Belmont University | Nashville, Tennessee

“I am honored to have received this educational scholarship! I have severe hemophilia A and must work daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I’m currently studying voice, with particular interest in music as a business. My goal is to become a recording artist someday. Fingers crossed! I love and appreciate the hemophilia community and I’m looking forward to giving back to this community that has helped me so much!”

 

Chetan Bafnaedu_chetanbafna_2016-08-01
HFA Educational Scholarship
University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

“My freshman year at the University of Arizona was one of the most rewarding times of my life. Having the support of my community meant that I could attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Advocacy Days in Washington, DC as well as the national hemophilia meeting in Orlando, FL. I will forever be indebted to the bleeding disorders community for all they’ve given me. Thanks to this scholarship, I can continue to attend my dream school. I also plan to continue my advocacy for funding in higher education and for my community as a whole.”

 

Abby Poole
HFA Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
Huntington University | Huntington, Indiana

“This scholarship will help me fulfill my lifelong dream of participating in medical missions. I’m currently a nursing student and this scholarship will assist me in achieving my goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.

My involvement in the bleeding disorders community has allowed me to become a part of something bigger than myself. I hope that my training will help me to be a positive influence within our country’s health care system at large, most especially as I continue to advocate for our very special bleeding disorders community.”

 

Emma Rickeyedu_emmarickey_2016-08-01
HFA Medical/Health Services Educational Scholarship
Malone University | Canton, Ohio

“When I was diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, my eyes wereopened to new perspectives and my heart now beats with a renewed compassion for others who are suffering. With the help of this wonderful scholarship I plan to work hard in my medical studies so I can ultimately provide aid and comfort to others, just as I have been sustained and helped myself. I’m very proud to be a contributing member of the bleeding disorders community, and I’m honored to be so generously supported by this admirable foundation.”

 

Applications for HFA Educational Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year will open in February 2017. Be sure to check our HFA Scholarships Page for more information.

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