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.
All personal information will be treated as completely confidential. The Bleeding Disorders Foundation of North Carolina (BDFNC) and Optum Infusion Pharmacy 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.