I'm passing on this info as it might be of interest to those with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome or Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. The below Foundation offers a scholarship program for undergraduates with bleeding disorders. While the Foundation is active in the Hemophilia community, they seem to also be tuned into general issues surrounding bleeding disorders. From this basic info, I see no reason why HPS'ers or CHS'ers wouldn't qualify, but you'll have to check out the details for yourself. I'm simply passing on the info. Good luck!
Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program
WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2011-2012
BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH APRIL 15, 2011
The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Foundation.
This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with hemophilia.
This special scholarship was created in her memory because she was a model for us all. She was an outspoken advocate for the needs of families with bleeding disorders and for the needs of women who were affected by bleeding disorders in any way.
She was a kind and compassionate soul and a relentless fighter. She lived and died with the challenges of hemophilia. She was truly a woman of whom we all can be proud. We at the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, joined by the Carew family, are proud to offer this scholarship program to young people and adults with bleeding disorders to assist in their efforts to obtain a higher education.
The Scholarship is offered to 10 undergraduate students with bleeding disorders attending colleges or universities in the United States.
Scholarship awards are each in the amount of $4,000 per student per year and are offered on a one-year basis to help students with costs associated with obtaining a higher education degree.
If you are interested in applying for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year, please contact the Foundation for an application or use the application form linked below.
2011-2012 BETH CAREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION