The BioMatrix Memorial Scholarship Program is administered in partnership with the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA).
Ron Niederman (1950-1999) Born with severe hemophilia when treatment for people with bleeding disorders was nonexistent predisposed Ron as with many of his generation to a lifetime of pain, struggle for better care, and the fight against stigma and prejudice. Ron endured challenges and faced each with grace and an air of, “I can handle that, no problem.” He exemplified the meaning of compassion towards others and practiced more than preached what it meant to be an advocate. He was a great friend and a trusted source of advice and wisdom. Ron’s commitment to the bleeding disorder community was surpassed only by his love for his family.
- Men diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease or their immediate family member
- 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