The BioMatrix Memorial Scholarship Program is administered in partnership with the 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 another professional person
- Copy of most recent transcripts
- Copy of ACT or SAT scores (incoming freshmen only)
- Proof of Admission to 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 its family of companies are not eligible to apply