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 an award of a $500 – $1,500 scholarship to help cover the cost of tuition, book fees and any other course fees. The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled.
To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient must meet the following parameters:
Selection CriteriaMarsha@ilbcdi.org)1. Essay 2. Applicant’s demonstrated desire to succeed Requirements 1. Applicant must be diagnosed with a congenital or acquired chronic bleeding disorder or congenital clotting disorder. 2. Applicant must reside in the BCDI service area of downstate Illinois, which for this purpose is defined as all Illinois counties with the exception of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. 3. Applicant must have attended a scheduled visit with an HTC in the 24 months prior to the application deadline. 4. Applicant must have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or above. 5. Applicant must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a full time student at an accredited vocational/trade school, junior college, or four-year college/university. Required Materials 1. Completed application 2. Official transcript 3. Essay 4. Doctor diagnosis confirmation email (before applying, please email Marsha Hurn at
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 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.
|1. Platelet Disorder Support Association Scholarship||PDSA||ITP or similar inherited or non-inherited platelet disorder||Several awards||TBD|
|2. Beth Carew|
|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||Five awards, $1,500 each||March 8, 2023|
|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||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||Two awards, $1,000 each||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|