Many scholarships are available to students with bleeding and clotting disorders. Information on these scholarships can be found on the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois websites.

The Community Foundation of Illinois offers an annual scholarship sponsored by the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute to any individual, who is diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder that resides in the BCDI service area of "Downstate Illinois." The scholarship is to assist individuals in gaining and furthering their higher or technical education.

The applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above and be enrolled, or plan to enroll, as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college or four-year university. The applicant must also have attended a Hemophilia Treatment Center's (HTC) comprehensive clinic on an annual basis. 

Each applicant will submit an essay and must demonstrate a desire to succeed. The scholarship may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and required fees pertinent to the course of study.

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois manages the BCDI scholarship, oversees the applications and will announce the awardees at the annual scholarship awards ceremony. Those interested can visit Community Foundation of Central Illinois to apply.

For more information about the BCDI scholarship or other scholarships available, please contact Marsha at (309) 692-5337 or email

Scholarships Available:






1. Platelet Disorder Support Association Scholarship PDSA ITP or similar inherited or non-inherited platelet disorder Several awards 4/16/2021
2. Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc. Hemophilia A or B, vWD, other inherited bleeding disorder $3,000 - $6,000 awards 2/18/2021
3. Biogen Hemophilia Scholarship Program  Biogen Idec Hemophilia A or B Various Various
4. BCDI Green Family Scholarship Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) Congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder 5 awards $1,500 each
5. Bradley Krueger Memorial Scholarship  Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI)  Person diagnosed with a bleeding disorder and their parents, siblings, children or carriers   TBD TBD
6. Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship NuFACTOR  Hemophilia A or B or a related bleeding disorder or their family members  $1,000 awards  TBD
7. Mark Coats Memorial Scholarship - (link to be available soon) HFA  Men or Women diagnosed with Hemophilia A or B.
$1,500 TBD 
8. Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship  Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund  Diagnosis of HIV or AIDS  $1,000 award  7/15/2020 
9. The Nate Slack Scholarship  HF Healthcare  Hemophilia A or B, related bleeding disorder or an immediate family member  2 $1,000 awards  TBD
10. Novo Secure Scholarship Program  Novo Nordisk  Hemophilia A or B or caregivers. Must register to see scholarship details! Various Various
11. Soozie Courter 'Sharing a Brighter Tomorrow' Hemophilia Program  Pfizer  Hemophilia A or B  $4,000   TBD
12. Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship  BioMatrix  Women diagnoses with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease $1,500 award  TBD