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HFA Educational Scholarships

ScholarshipEach year, HFA awards scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. We offer 4 scholarships of $2,000-$4,000 in three categories. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship.

  • Educational Scholarship
  • Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
  • Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship

All recipients are invited to reapply in subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year’s applicants will be independently weighed.

DEADLINE: April 30th, 2017     APPLY NOW!

Note: The application for the 2016 Educational Scholarships is now closed.

Submit your materials via:  Email Drop Box Fax: (202) 675-6983

Use our Scholarship Materials Checklist to make sure you send in everything!

Educational Scholarship

Two (2) educational scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 each to students with a bleeding disorder.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A person with a bleeding disorder
  • Seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school

Essay Prompt (please limit to 1-2 pages): What are your goals and aspirations? How has the bleeding disorders community played a role in your life?

Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship

One (1) scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 to the immediate family member of a person with a bleeding disorder.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a parent/sibling/child of a person with a bleeding disorder
  • May or may not have a bleeding disorder themselves
  • Seeking a post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school

Essay Prompt (please limit to 1-2 pages): What are your goals and aspirations? How has the bleeding disorders community played a role in your life?

Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship

One (1) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $4,000.00 to a student pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field. We have noticed over the years that many of our students in the bleeding disorders community are studying for a career in the medial field. Because we know how costly this can be, we created this scholarship specifically for those students to help further their goals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A person with a bleeding disorder or related to someone with a bleeding disorder
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field

Essay Prompt (please limit to 1-2 pages): Why did you choose to study in this field? Why do you think it is the right path for you?

Application Requirements

Please submit the following materials for All Scholarships. All materials MUST be separate documents:

  • Completed application
  • Essay (see application for essay prompt)
  • Transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Statement of financial need (no longer than 1 page) (Example)
  • Acceptance letter/Enrollment Verification letter
  • Two letters of reference (one professional reference, the other from a medical professional/HTC)
  • Proof of a bleeding disorder (documentation that you/your family member has a bleeding disorder)

Review & Selection Process

The scholarships granted under this fund are determined by the scholarship committee of HFA. All decisions made by the committee are final. Recipients will be notified of the outcome by the scholarship committee by mail. Any information submitted with this application will become the property of HFA.

All information contained in this application will be utilized in the determination of each scholarship winner. Applications for the annual scholarships are available online (follow the link above) and must be completed in full in order to be considered by the committee. All of the required materials must be submitted digitally (via email, fax, drop-box) no later than April 30th. All scholarship and grant award recipients will be notified no later than July 30th, prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

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