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Information for Children and Teenagers with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders


Having a bleeding or clotting disorder as a kid or a teen can bring specific challenges. Sometimes it is helpful to have resources to just make things a little easier. We've found a few places on the internet that can help kids and their families adapt to these conditions.

Individualized Health Plan for Kids

It can be helpful to have an individualized health plan that is provided to your school and other caretakers to keep them informed about treatment plans for kids with bleeding disorders and how they should manage them. Clear communication with teachers and caregivers can be critical in managing bleeds. We have created a template that you are welcome to use and adapt as needed for your child or family member. You can print or download directly from here. 

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is a website that directly addresses conditions that children may be experiencing at many different ages and offers information in a clear and easy to understand way. There are unique pages aimed at parents, kids and teens and teachers. They also have games, quizzes, recipes and more that may be fun and helpful for kids dealing with chronic conditions.

Medical IDs

Many families may feel it helpful to purchase medical ids, bracelets or necklaces that provide important information to emergency health professionals in the event of an emergency. Two options parents and families may be interested in investigating are through MedicAlert Foundation and American Medical ID.

Scholarships

As teens move toward adulthood, they face many choices for education and training for a future career. Education can be pricey. Add the costs of dealing with a chronic bleeding disorder and students may not know where to start. There are several scholarships available that those with a bleeding disorder or their family members may qualify for. The links included here each have their own requirements and deadlines. Please read each carefully when considering application for scholarships. 

Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship

$1000 

For persons with bleeding disorders, or a family member.

Deadline March 1, 2016

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

$4000 

For persons with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorders.

Deadline April 15, 2016

Biogen Idec Hemophilia Scholarship

$2500-$7000 

For persons with hemophilia A or B.

Deadline April 16, 2016

Baxalta Education Advantage Scholarships

$150-$7000 

For persons with hemophilia A or B, or von Willebrand disease.

  • $7000 University Scholarship
  • $1000 Community College and Technical Scholarship
  • $150 GED Assistance

Deadline April 29, 2016

HFA Educational Scholarship

$2000 

For persons with bleeding disorders seeking post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school.

Deadline April 30, 2016

HFA Medical/Health Services Educational Scholarship

$4000

For persons with a bleeding disorder, or persons related to someone with a bleeding disorder, and pursuing a degree in the medical/healthcare services field.

Deadline April 30, 2016

HFA Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship

$2000 

For parents/siblings/children of a person with a bleeding disorder seeking post-secondary education from a college, university or trade school.

Deadline April 30, 2016

Professor Ulla Hedner Scholarship

$7000

For persons with bleeding disorders, no age limit.

Deadline April 30, 2016

Novosecure Scholarship

$2000-$5000 

For persons with hemophilia or their caregivers seeking college or vocational education.

Deadline May 1, 2016

NHF Colorado Chapter Academic Scholarship

$2500 

For persons with a bleeding disorder or family members, living in Colorado.

Deadline May 1, 2016

Emergent B More Scholarship

$2000

For persons with hemophilia B. (Scroll down the page to find the link for the scholarship application)

Deadline May 5, 2016

Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship

$2500 & $4000

For persons with hemophilia A or B; graduate or college & vocational school applicants.

Deadline May 6, 2016

HF Healthcare Nate Slack Scholarship

$1000 

For persons with hemophilia or related bleeding disorder, or persons in the immediate family of a person with hemophilia or related bleeding disorder.

Deadline May 20, 2016

NHF Kevin Child Scholarship

$1000

For persons with hemophilia A or B.

Deadline June 2016

RMHBDA Education Scholarships

For persons with inherited bleeding disorders, or persons in their immediate family. 

Deadline June 1, 2016

Education is Power Scholarship

$500-$2000

For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.

Deadline June 1, 2016

Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program 1

$2500 

For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease to attend college, vocational or technical school. 

Deadline July 1, 2016

Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program 2

$1500 

For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease who are attending private school, grades 7-12.

Deadline July 1, 2016

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund

$1000 

For persons living with HIV/AIDS accepted or enrolled in a college in the United States.

Deadline July 15, 2016

Matrix Health Group: Memorial Scholarship Program

$1000

Several scholarships available with varying criteria, but most with either hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorders.

Deadline August 1, 2016

The HTC strives to keep these links as updated as possible for ease of our patients and families. Please contact the scholarship provider directly for questions pertaining to a particular scholarship. If you find a broken link or an error on this page, please feel free to contact us and we will work to make a correction as soon as possible. 

Please also check with these resources when searching for scholarships as there may be others you qualify for that are not listed on our site:

National Hemophilia Foundation Scholarship Page

Hemophilia Federation of America Scholarship Page