About This Grant
Eric Delson was the Vice President of Marketing and Clinical Services for Caremark. As a person with hemophilia, Eric did not allow challenges to deter him from any goals he set out to achieve. Although limitations were well-known to Eric, these same limitations were the fuel that drove him to enhance the lives of others who were living with hemophilia. Through his example of leadership, commitment, determination and compassion, Eric's positive influence touched many who had the privilege of knowing him and others who did not. It is with the memory of this great man and the spirit of the young mind that this scholarship was founded. 

Hemophilia Federation of America is awarding educational grants in honor of Eric Delson. The Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program was created to support and encourage education for students diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.  Students clinically diagnosed with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease are eligible to apply for the Eric Delson Memorial Scholarship Program.

We are awarding:
  • Two (2) $1,500 scholarships for students in grades 7-12 to attend private school
  • Six (6) $2,000 scholarships for eligible graduating students or recent graduates to attend postsecondary school with a healthcare/medical focus
Applications are due May 31, 2024 and a winner will be chosen by August 1st, so be sure to apply today!
Application Requirements
  • Applicant must be a person with hemophilia or vWD.
  • Applicant must/will attend a private school for grades 7 to 12
  • OR Applicant must/will attend a postsecondary full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States with a healthcare/medical focus.
  • Applicants cannot be HFA board members, HFA staff, or immediate family members of board or staff.
Applications must include:
  • This completed online application
  • A brief statement of need (200 - 1,000 words)
  • Proof of a bleeding disorder
  • Your report card (for private school applications)
  • Your official transcript (for postsecondary applications)
  • Reference letter (optional)
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The grant covers the cost of a postsecondary or private school up to $1500. You will be asked to upload documentation of the cost.

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Material Submission

Completed applications must include all required documents. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered by the committee. Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, and png. If you need assistance on converting your doc into a pdf, visit Adobe.

STATEMENT OF NEED:

In 200-1000 words, please explain:
  • What are your future aspirations and how do you plan to impact your community?
  • How does your bleeding disorder impact your education?
PROOF OF BLEEDING DISORDER:
  • Include a letter from your doctor or a screenshot of medical visit notes showing your name, birthdate and diagnosis.
DOCUMENTATION OF COST:
  • Upload a file showing Proof of Enrollment/Tuition Costs (download).
REPORT CARD or OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
  • Upload your most recent report card or official transcript
REFERENCE LETTER (OPTIONAL):
  • Reference letters are optional and may be submitted with this online application or emailed to scholarships@hemophiliafed.org. Your reference may submit a letter written in their own words, or they can use this template (download).
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Review & Selection Process
Applications are due by May 31, 2024.  Grant recipients are determined by a
committee of HFA. All decisions made by the committee are final. All information submitted with this application will become the property of HFA.

All information contained in this application will be utilized in the determination decision. Applications must be complete to be eligible for consideration.

Grant recipients will be notified by email, and the winners will be chosen on August 1st.

HFA will pay the institution directly for the cost of the course (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis). If you are selected for a scholarship, we will ask for additional information to facilitate the payment process.

For any questions about your application, please contact the team at  scholarships@hemophiliafed.org  with the subject line "Eric Delson Scholarship".

Click the "Submit Application" button below to complete your application.