The BioMatrix Memorial Scholarship Program is administered in partnership by Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA).

Millie Gonzalez (1953-2001) A devoted wife and mother as well as a pioneer dedicated to advocacy, Millie promoted awareness of the unique struggles faced by women with a bleeding disorder and those caring for an individual affected by a bleeding disorder. She was married to Papo Gonzalez, a person with hemophilia and well known advocate in his own right, who passed prior to Millie. She was a tireless advocate not only for women, but also for people of Hispanic heritage affected with bleeding disorders. Although loving, compassionate and gentle, Millie had the heart of a tiger and fought each day for her own survival while inspiring others to achieve and succeed.


  • Women diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease
  • Must be a United States resident
  • Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more)
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale during entire senior year of high school or current year of college or graduate school
  • Letter of medical Verification
  • Letter of Recommendation from an instructor, school administrator, employer, church leader, volunteer coordinator, or other professional person
  • Copy of most recent Transcripts
  • Copy of ACT or SATscores (incoming freshmen only)
  • Proof of Admissionto the college/university/technical school (required for incoming freshman)
  • Outline of Work Experience or resume
  • 300 to 400 word Essay
  • Employees and family members affiliated with BioMatrix and it’s family of companies are not eligible to apply

Scholarship Details:

BioMatrix (
HFA Scholarship Admin | (202)675-6984
999 N. Capitol Street NE, Ste. 201 | Washington DC | 20002
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