Thursday, February 23, 2017

Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12th.  Deadline extensions will not be provided.

Who is eligible to apply for the Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship?

Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship as long as all of the below criteria are also met:

1.    Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have
     an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding
     disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding
  1. Applicants must have volunteered time and energy to directly benefit the bleeding disorders community. While general volunteerism is undeniably valuable and should be noted, applicants must document volunteer activities specifically within the bleeding disorders community in order to be considered for this scholarship. Regardless of any legitimate barriers to one’s ability to accomplish volunteerism within the bleeding disorders community, applicants should not apply if they cannot fulfill this requirement.
  2. Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree. High school seniors, undergraduate freshmen, undergraduate sophomores, and undergraduate juniors may apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career.
  3. Applicants who are past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career.

What are the details of the award?
1.      The number of awards vary and the scholarship amounts range from $3,000-$6,000 annually and are not renewable.
2.      The Colburn Keenan Foundation reserves the right to change the number of awards and the amounts based on the applicant pool and available funding.
3.      The scholarships will be applied to costs associated with obtaining a first undergraduate degree at an accredited, non-profit two or four year college/university in the United States.
4.      Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

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