Scholarships for people living with a bleeding disorder


Scholarships are offered to individuals and families living with a bleeding disorder. It is GLHF's goal that those living with bleeding disorders have access to educational opportunities that will enhance their lives and prepare them to become self sufficient and productive members of the work force.

Scholarship Program Goals

  • Improved patient and family access to insurance
  • Decreased dependency on public resources or support
  • Increased commitment to the bleeding disorders community

Education Scholarship

Award: $250 - $3,000 per student

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Terms: The Education Scholarship is designed to assist students with a bleeding disorder (or parents, spouse or siblings if additional funding is available) with tuition assistance as they pursue their education at an accredited, not-for-profit college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must reside in the state of Wisconsin or receive care at one of the Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Centers. 


Career Development Scholarship

Award: Up to $500 per class

Deadline: Open throughout the year

Terms: The Career Development Scholarship provides funding assistance for tuition and enrollment fees relevant to continuing education in a non-traditional or non-degree format. This scholarship is intended to promote career development for those living with bleeding disorders. Parents and spouses are also eligible for this scholarship. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident or receive care at a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center.


College Bound Scholarship

Award: Amount varies

Deadline: Open throughout the year

The College Bound Scholarship offers youth ages 11-17 an opportunity to attend college preparatory courses. Selected programs or classes should prepare children for the college experience and assist with career direction. Examples of eligible programs include: College for Kids or tutoring for ACT/SAT preparation. 


The Jacob N. Shanberge, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Jacob N. Shanberge, M.D., Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with a bleeding disorder who is pursuing a career path in science or medicine. 


Scholarships Available to the Bleeding Disorders Community

There are a large number of scholarships available that apply to a wide range of diagnoses and a variety of educational opportunities. It is our hope that students and families take advantage of these scholarships in an effort to improve patient access to insurance, decrease dependence on public support and increase their commitment to the bleeding disorders community.

Visit the National Hemophilia Foundation for a full list of scholarships.

For information about scholarships, contact: 

Kailee Frederick, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Email:, 414.937.6784