The deadline for the 2017 Kevin Child Scholarship (KCS) is Thursday, June 15, 2017. Applications, which need to be postmarked by June 15th, are open to individuals diagnosed with either hemophilia A or B, who are either: a high school senior with aspirations to attend an institute of higher education (college, university or vocational-technical school), or a college student already pursuing a post-secondary education. As part of the application, candidates will need to provide a personal essay, an official school transcript and a letter of recommendation. The recipient of the KCS will receive a grant award of $1,000 toward their tuition costs.
This scholarship was established in honor of Kevin Child, an exceptional young man with hemophilia who passed away just a few days short of his college graduation. In honor of Kevin’s legacy, the Child family has continued to provide this scholarship in the hopes that it will offer some assistance to other students striving to acquire a higher education.
To see information on other scholarships available to students with bleeding disorders, visit NHF’s Scholarships webpage. While most of the scholarships are offered for students with hemophilia and/or other bleeding disorders, some programs may accept applications from family members. Please read the individual program descriptions and check with the primary sponsor contacts to obtain more specific information about the application criteria.