Annual Meeting and College


The Sandi Qualley National Meeting Attendance Scholarship

The Sandi Qualley National Scholarship Fund is a scholarship awarded to HACA members or families to attend either the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference or the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Symposium. It is named in honor of Sandi Qualley, who served as the Executive Director of HACA from 1991 to 2011.

Applications are now available by clicking here.

In 2023, we will award one scholarship to the Hemophilia Federation of America’s Symposium in Orlando, FL, April 11-14. Scholarships may be used to help defray the costs of airfare/mileage, hotel accommodations, and annual meeting registration fees. The maximum award will not exceed $1,000 for an individual or $2,000 for a family of two or more persons.  The applicant will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals. When you complete the registration for Symposium, please be sure to fill out the application for HFA’s travel grant for hotel rooms.

The National Hemophilia Foundation’s Bleeding Disorders Conference will take place August 17-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Since this conference is local, HACA will award up to $600 for families of two or more people and $300 for individuals. This can help offset the cost of registration for adults or teens, kids program registration, and parking or Uber trips. The chapter will not cover the cost of overnight stays at the Gaylord since the site is in the DC metro area, or food while on site.

Price Scholarship

The Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area’s George and Linda Price Scholarship was established to honor the generous volunteerism of George and Linda Price. From the time their youngest son, Greg, was diagnosed with hemophilia B, George and Linda were actively involved with the chapter. They both became members of HACA’s Board of Directors in 1984 and served in various capacities on that board until the mid 1990s. George passed away in 2015, but Linda is still involved in chapter activities.

Members of the Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area who have a bleeding disorder, as well as their siblings, parents or spouses, are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to those members who actively participate in HACA activities and individuals affected with a bleeding disorder. The applicant’s home must be in Prince George’s or Montgomery County, Maryland; Northern Virginia; or Washington, DC.

Any eligible member may apply for a scholarship. Transcript requirement will vary if the applicant has been out of high school or college for more than 5 years.

The deadline has passed for the 2022-23 scholarships. Check back in the spring of 2023 for next year’s application.

Job Readiness and Career Development Grant

In 2021, HACA created the Job Readiness and Career Development Grant to help members pay for job training programs and/or certification to support their career goals. The program is open year-round, and the amount awarded will vary. See the guidelines and application.

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