The George D. McCoy/Hemophilia of North Carolina Education Scholarship is intended for people diagnosed with severe hemophilia A. Applicants must be seeking education from an accredited college, university, or certified training program. Applicants must submit the written application, two letters of recommendation, transcript(s), FAFSA, or another statement of need. In addition, applicants must submit a one- to two-page essay (typed or printed) describing your occupational goals and objectives in life, and how your—or your family’s—experience with hemophilia has affected your choices. All applications must be submitted via U.S. mail or to the email address provided on the application. 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.
This scholarship program is funded by and administered by Hemophilia of North Carolina. Applicants are not required to be—nor will any preference be given to—residents of North Carolina. Anyone who has been diagnosed with severe hemophilia A and who has submitted an application for either the George D. McCoy Scholarship or the Optum / Hemophilia of North Carolina Education Scholarship will be considered for both scholarships. It is not necessary to apply to both