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Bleeding Disorder Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for people who have hemophilia, their caregivers and their family members.

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Get help with higher education

Our goal at Optum® Infusion Pharmacy is to help patients with bleeding disorders live life to the fullest. This includes supporting their pursuit of higher education and career development.

Each year, we award scholarships to four people affected by hemophilia or related bleeding disorders. This can include patients, their siblings, their parents or other caregivers. At least one of these scholarships is awarded to an applicant pursuing health-related education.

The scholarship program is funded by Optum Infusion Pharmacy and administered by Hemophilia of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons affected by bleeding disorders. No preference is given to North Carolina residents or Optum Infusion Pharmacy patients.

Applications must be submitted by May 20, 2022.

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Qualifications

Scholarships are meant for people affected by a bleeding disorder. This includes: 

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder
  • Caregivers of a person affected by a bleeding disorder
  • Family members in the same household as someone who has a bleeding disorder

For the purpose of this scholarship application, the term “bleeding disorder” is limited to clotting factor deficiency disorders, specifically: hemophilia A, B, and C; von Willebrand disease; factor V (parahemophilia), factor VII, factor X and factor XIII deficiencies. Factor V Leiden is a clotting disorder and is not eligible.

Applicants must be seeking education from an accredited college, university or certified training program.

Awards are primarily merit-based, but financial need might be considered. The applicant is strongly encouraged to include a copy of their current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or other statement of need with their application package.

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