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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, 2017


Shire (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 March 17, 2017 

*Deadline Passed*


Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

$3000-$6000 

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

Deadline April 12, 2017


Biogen Idec Hemophilia Scholarship

$2500-$7000 

For persons with hemophilia A or B.

Deadline April 15, 2017


NHF Colorado Chapter Academic Scholarship

$1000- $2500 

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

Deadline May 1, 2017


Diplomat Hemophilia of North Carolina Educational Scholarship Program

$500-$3000

For persons  with a bleeding disorder or caregiver of a child or adult affected by a bleeding disorder, or persons with a sibling or parent in the same household affected by a bleeding disorder. No requirement or preference given to residents of North Carolina.

Deadline May 1, 2017


Aptevo B More Scholarship

$2000

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

Deadline May 3, 2017


Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship

$2500 & $4000

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

Deadline May 5, 2017


HFA Educational Scholarship

$2000 

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

Deadline May 15, 2017


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 May 15, 2017


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 May 15, 2017


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 19, 2017


RMHBDA Education Scholarships

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

Deadline June 1, 2017


Novosecure Scholarship

$2000-$5000 

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

Deadline June 30, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association Education Scholarship (CHASA)

$Varies

For persons who have a diagnosis of hemiplegia or hemiparesis due to any cause, or diagnosis of pediatric stroke. Onset of diagnosis must have been before age 18.

Deadline August 31, 2017


National Center for Learning Disabilities Scholarships

$Varies

For persons with documented learning disabilities pursuing post-secondary education. 

Deadline for this year has already passed. Deadline for high school class of 2018 will be Fall 2017 (not yet open)


AAHD Scholarship Program

$1000

For students already enrolled in college (must be at least enrolled as a sophomore in college) pursuing studies related to health and disability. 

Deadline November 15, 2017


Foundation for Science and Disability Graduate Science Degree Program Grant

$1000

For fourth year undergraduate who has been accepted to graduate or professional school, and graduate students who have a disability. Award given for those studying in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Engineering, or Computer Science.

Deadline December 1, 2017


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


Previous Scholarships that have not yet updated their 2017 information. We will update as soon as we discover any update to these options.

Professor Ulla Hedner Scholarship

$7000

For persons with bleeding disorders, no age limit.

Deadline April 30, 2016

NHF Kevin Child Scholarship

$1000

For persons with hemophilia A or B.

Deadline June 2016


Education is Power Scholarship

$500-$2000

For persons with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.

Deadline June 1, 2016