The Green Family Scholarship

The Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute offers an annual scholarship fund sponsored through The Community Foundation of Central 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 9, 2023 and the deadline to apply is March 8, 2023.

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

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.

1. Platelet Disorder Support Association ScholarshipPDSAITP or similar inherited or non-inherited platelet disorderSeveral awardsTBD
2. Beth Carew
Memorial Scholarship
Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc.Hemophilia A or B, vWD, other inherited bleeding disorder$3,000 - $6,000 awardsTBD
3. Biogen Hemophilia Scholarship ProgramBiogen IdecHemophilia A or BVariousVarious
4. Green Family ScholarshipBleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI)Congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorderFive awards, $1,500 eachMarch 8, 2023
5. Bradley Krueger Memorial ScholarshipBleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (BDAI)Person diagnosed with a bleeding disorder and their parents, siblings, children or carriersTBDTBD
6. Eric Dostie Memorial College ScholarshipNuFACTORHemophilia A or B or a related bleeding disorder or their family members$1,000 awardsTBD
7. Mark Coats Memorial ScholarshipHFAMen or Women diagnosed with Hemophilia A or B.$1,500TBD
8. Joshua Gomes Memorial ScholarshipJoshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship FundDiagnosis of HIV or AIDS$1,000 awardTBD
9. The Nate Slack ScholarshipHF HealthcareHemophilia A or B, related bleeding disorder or an immediate family memberTwo awards, $1,000 eachTBD
10. Novo Secure Scholarship ProgramNovo NordiskHemophilia A or B or caregivers. Must register to see scholarship details!VariousVarious
11. Soozie Courter 'Sharing a Brighter Tomorrow' Hemophilia ProgramPfizerHemophilia A or B$4,000TBD
12. Millie Gonzalez Memorial ScholarshipBioMatrixWomen diagnoses with hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease$1,500 awardTBD