The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman.
The number of scholarship awards vary and the scholarship amounts range from $500 ‚Äď $6,000 annually and are not renewable. The Colburn-Keenan Foundation reserves the right to change the number of awards and the amounts based on the applicant pool and available funding.
Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship as long as all of the below criteria are also met:
- Applicants 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.
- Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to directly benefit the bleeding disorders community. While general volunteerism is undeniably valuable and should be noted, applicants must document volunteer activities specifically within the bleeding disorders community in order to be considered for this scholarship. Regardless of any legitimate barriers to one‚Äôs ability to accomplish volunteerism within the bleeding disorders community, applicants should not apply if they cannot fulfill this requirement.
- Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their¬†first¬†undergraduate degree. High school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate sophomores, and undergraduate juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
- Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.
Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc. (http://www.colkeen.org)