Applicants of the Optum Infusion Pharmacy / Hemophilia of North Carolina Education Scholarship must be persons affected by a bleeding disorder including anyone who has been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder; is a caregiver of a child or adult affected by a bleeding disorder or has a sibling or a parent in the same household affected by a bleeding disorder. Applicants must be seeking education from an accredited college, university, or certified training program. At least one award will be made to an applicant pursuing education in a health-related field. Awards are primarily merit-based, but financial need will be considered as well. The applicant is strongly encouraged to include a copy of their current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or other statements of need with their application package. In the absence of a statement of need, the scholarship review committee will assume that the applicant does not wish to have their financial situation considered in the award process.
For the purpose of this scholarship application, the term “bleeding disorder” is limited to clotting factor deficiency
disorders, specifically: hemophilia A (factor VIII), B (factor IX), and C (factor XI), von Willebrand Disease, factor
V/parahemophilia**, factor VII, factor X, and factor XIII deficiencies. (**Factor V Leiden is a clotting disorder and
is not eligible). Exceptions for bleeding disorders that result from other rare diseases may be considered by the
scholarship committee on a case-by-case basis. All personal information will be treated as completely confidential. Hemophilia of North Carolina and Optum will never divulge the applicant’s name, address, financial or health-related information to any other organization, company, or individual without their express permission. Scholarship winners may be asked (though not required) to submit a photograph and sign a release form for publicity purposes.
This scholarship program is funded by Optum and administered by Hemophilia of North Carolina. Applicants are not
required to be—nor is any preference given to—residents of North Carolina. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an applicant pursuing education in a health-related field. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.