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 Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) 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. In 2024, we will offer one scholarship to each conference.
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.
Congratulations to Bethany Swain for being awarded a Qualley Scholarship to HFA Symposium April 11-13.
NBDF’s Bleeding Disorders Conference is September 12-14 in Atlanta. The application for the Qualley Scholarship for this meeting is June 1. Registration for that meeting is now open; click here for more information.
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.
Congratulations to the 2023-2024 recipients: Timothy Blanchette, Stephanie Jackson, Abigail Krug, Johanna Mattos and Molly Prophett.
Look for 2024-25 scholarship applications in the spring.
Job Readiness 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.
National Scholarships Available
Other scholarships are available from bleeding disorders organizations, pharmaceutical companies and specialty pharmacies. Click here to access a list of available scholarships on the National Bleeding Disorders Foundation’s website.