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 Criteria1. Essay2. Applicant’s demonstrated desire to succeedRequirements1. 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 Materials1. Completed application2. Official transcript3. Essay4. 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 8, 2024 and the deadline to apply is March 6, 2024.

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 6, 2024
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.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