The BCDI Scholarship Fund

The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute offers an annual scholarship fund sponsored through The Community Foundation of Illinois. The Green Family Scholarship is awarded to recipients in need of additional funds to assist with acquiring higher or technical education. Each year, up to five recipients are chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship to help cover the cost of tuition, book fees and any other course fees.

To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient must meet the following parameters:

  • Reside in the BCDI service area of downstate Illinois

  • Be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or a congenital clotting disorder

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college or four-year university

  • Have attended a Hemophilia Treatment Center's (HTC) comprehensive clinic on an annual basis

  • Submit an essay and must demonstrate a desire to succeed

To apply, visit the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for more details. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted starting January 3, 2022 and the deadline to apply is March 2, 2022. 

For more information about the BCDI Scholarship Fund or other scholarships available, please contact Marsha at (309) 692-5337 or email marsha@ilbcdi.org.


Other Scholarships Available:

Many other 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.


Name/Link

Sponsor 

Diagnosis

Amount 

Deadline 

1. Platelet Disorder Support Association Scholarship PDSA ITP or similar inherited or non-inherited platelet disorder Several awards TBD
2. Beth Carew
 Memorial Scholarship
Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc. Hemophilia A or B, vWD, other inherited bleeding disorder $3,000 - $6,000 awards TBD

3. Biogen Hemophilia Scholarship Program  Biogen Idec Hemophilia A or B Various Various
4. Green Family Scholarship Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI) Congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder 5 awards $1,500 each
TBD
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  TBD
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