Scholarships

Scholarships are offered to individuals and families living with a bleeding disorder. It is our 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 workforce. 

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 15, 2019

Terms: The Education Scholarship is designed to assist students with a bleeding disorder (or parents, spouses 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.

How to Apply: Download the Education Scholarship application.

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

Award: $2,500 – $5,000 awarded annually to one applicant

Deadline: March 15, 2019

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.

How to Apply: Download the Jacob N. Shanberge, M.D. Memorial Scholarship application.

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 could include education programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies or career advancement. For example, classes in welding, accounting, dental hygiene or computer programs. This scholarship is intended to promote career development for those living with bleeding disorders. Parents and spouses are also eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident or receive care at a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center.

How to Apply: Download the Career Development Scholarship application.

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.

How to Apply: Download the College Bound Scholarship application.

Additional Scholarships Available

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.

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

Questions?

To learn more about GLHF’s scholarship opportunities, contact:
Kailee Frederick, Outreach and Education Coordinator
kfrederick@glhf.org
414.937.6784.

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