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New Scholarship Added October 1, 2019

NSCA Minority Scholarship – 2000

This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Minority is defined as “ethnic minority,” as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Applicants must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. $2,000 awards are available.

NSCA Womens Scholarship – 2000

This scholarship is designed to support those who identify as female, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Applicants must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution and are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. $2,000 awards are available.

NSCA Natasha Porter Memorial Scholarship – Varies

Natasha Porter was an employee of the NSCA who passed away in October of 2016 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Natasha was the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and was also responsible for the management of all the NSCA awards. Through her installation of responsibility and strong work ethic, she inspired those around her. This scholarship is designed for the specific purpose of providing financial assistance to Education Recognition Program (ERP) School Students to attend their first National Conference to network and engage with professionals in the industry. The scholarship has been established to honor Natasha’s legacy and impact on the NSCA. Scholarships will provide the cost of the conference admission, travel (domestic), daily meal stipend and boarding accommodations. All scholarship applicants must be NSCA Members at the application deadline (on or before October 15), have not yet attended any NSCA Conference in any capacity, and a current student of an ERP school that is in good standing with the NSCA. Members of the Board of Directors, Scholarship Review Committee, NSCA/NSCA Affiliate and NSCA Foundation employees and their families are not eligible to receive scholarships and may not write letters of recommendation for applicants.

NSCA High School Scholarship – 2000

This program provides funding to high school seniors preparing to enter college. Students must demonstrate their acceptance into an accredited institution, their intention to graduate with a degree in the strength and conditioning field, their goals beyond college, and their track record of community service. $2,000 awards are available.

NSCA Jerry Martin Memorial Scholarship – 2000

Jerry Martin (1956 – 2015) was a lifelong strength and conditioning coach. Coach Martin was known by his students and colleagues as a hard-working, devoted strength and conditioning professional with a love for teaching and applying science of strength and conditioning. To honor his legacy, a fund was established in his name. The Jerry Martin Scholarship is designed for the specific purpose of providing tuition assistance to students planning careers as strength coaches, and majoring in a related field. The annual award is $2,000.

NSCA Vitalyon Foundation Scholarship – Varies

The Vitalyon Foundation’s mission is to inspire young adults to make informed decisions about their health, improve their athletic performance, and pursue careers in the health and wellness industry.The Vitalyon Foundation is partnering with the NSCA Foundation to offer the Vitalyon Foundation Scholarship to provide NSCA National Conference attendance (registration, domestic airfare, lodging and meal per diem) to one recipient annually.

Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation Barber or Cosmetology Student – 3750

The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation was founded to honor a successful Paul Mitchell School graduate whose struggle against mental illness ended tragically in suicide. The foundation helps cosmetology students, graduates, their families, and cosmetology-related enterprises. Funds have provided educational opportunities, hurricane relief, and support in the fights against breast cancer, domestic violence, and other destroyers of self-esteem.

Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation Esthetics or Nails Student – 2500

The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation was founded to honor a successful Paul Mitchell School graduate whose struggle against mental illness ended tragically in suicide. The foundation helps cosmetology students, graduates, their families, and cosmetology-related enterprises. Funds have provided educational opportunities, hurricane relief, and support in the fights against breast cancer, domestic violence, and other destroyers of self-esteem.

CosmoProf Licensed to Create Cosmetology Student – 5000

The Beauty Changes Lives | CosmoProf | Licensed to Create Education Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students enrolled in a cosmetology program to win a monetary award of $5000 to help offset the cost of tuition.

CosmoProf is a full-service distributor offering exclusive salon products and equipment to licensed professionals in the salon and spa industry. Licensed to Create means something different to every stylist and encourages the freedom to explore your authentic voice as an artist. The Licensed to Create initiative is uniting industry professionals who are dedicated to supporting the success of stylists everywhere.


International Spa Association Esthetics MUA Massage Therapy Student Scholarship – 1000

Since 1991, the International SPA Association has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries. ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

MUD Makeup Esthetics and Make Up Students – 2500

Generously funded by Make-up Designory (MUD), the MUD Make-up Scholarship offers five $2,500.00 scholarships twice a year for a total of $25,000. The MUD scholarship is open to any student attending an accredited cosmetology and/or esthetics school with a makeup program that is a MUD Partner School.

Ratner Companies Passion and Purpose Cosmetology Student – 3125

Ratner Companies is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating 1,000 salons under the Hair Cuttery, Bubbles and Salon Cielo brand names. The company was founded by salon professionals Dennis and Ann Ratner, who understand the importance of education and the passion it takes to be successful. Ratner Companies is excited to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are attending an accredited cosmetology program. These scholarships will provide students with financial support so they can enter the beauty industry with a sense of purpose and ready to achieve great success as they share their craft with their guests. Through this program, Ratner Companies and Beauty Changes Lives will help support future salon professionals secure employment and prosper in the beauty industry.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Law School Scholarship – 1000

Each September, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society observes Blood Cancer Awareness Month in order to increase knowledge about blood cancers and to raise awareness about research to find new treatments and cures.The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for a current or incoming law student who has been affected by these diseases to further the efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Richard M. Renkin supports many local and national service and charitable organizations, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is among the top.This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a law student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law logo for leukemia ymphoma school.The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by the deadline.


NCCF Survivor Scholarship – 1000

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation was established to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment.

The Debt.com Scholarship – 500

Debt.com’s mission is to encourage Americans to fight their way to financial independence from college freshmen to senior citizens and everyone in between. Sadly, many college students don’t apply for all the scholarships available to them. Why?

One of the most common and distressing excuses I hear is, Why bother? I don’t have a 4.0,a college financial aid director told Debt.com recently.

Another surmises that today’s college students fear rejection so much, they simply don’t ask for free money. You’ll be rejected many times in life, but we’re often rewarded for being persistent and showing courage,she says. Apply and apply again! Winners are picked every two (2) months.


Evans Tuition Opportunity Scholarship – 2500

Must be a full time, first time student, or be enrolled in an approved high school program. Must graduate from the program.

Student dropping out & returning to finish do not qualify for this tuition opportunity of $2500.00


Nitro College Scholarship – 2000

Nitro cares about providing you the resources you need to successfully navigate financing college. That’s why we’re offering you the opportunity to earn a $2,000 scholarship from Nitro. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer.

Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program – 6000

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with Hemophilia.

This special scholarship was created in her memory because she was a model for us all. She was an outspoken advocate for the needs of families with bleeding disorders and for the needs of women who were affected by bleeding disorders in any way. She was a kind and compassionate soul and a relentless fighter. She lived and died with the challenges of hemophilia. She was truly a woman of whom we all can be proud. We at the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, joined by the Carew family, are proud to offer this scholarship program to young people and adults with bleeding disorders to assist in their efforts to obtain a higher education.

The number of scholarship awards vary and the scholarship amounts range from $500 to $6,000 annually and are not renewable. The Colburn-Keenan Foundation reserves the right to change the number of awards and the amounts based on the applicant pool and available funding.


Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship – 1000

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie and will be awarded to a student who can best demonstrate scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay describing how his or her education will be used to serve humankind and to encourage self-improvement and enrichment.

Brothers Healthcare Scholarship Award Program – 1000

Brothers Healthcare is committed to supporting members of the bleeding disorders community in their goals for higher education. They offer a scholarship program to people affected by an inherited bleeding disorder like hemophilia or von Willebrand disease.

The awards committee oversees the scholarship program. The award selection is based on a number of criteria including but not limited to academic merit, narrative, reference letters, and impact on the bleeding disorder community.


Lawrence Madeiros Scholarship – 1000

This scholarship was formed to provide awareness of chronic disorders to the public and to stimulate, foster, and encourage interest, awareness and activism at the state and national level with reference to the fight against chronic disorders.

FOSRX and FAST Platinum Scholarship Program – 5000

FOSRX and FAST Scholarship Program

Applicants are not required to be patients of FOSRX/FAST, but must have an eligible diagnosis (family members of diagnosed person are not eligible) and be a resident of the U.S.
Applications will be reviewed by committee. Finalists will be required to submit a recent transcript and will be interviewed by the scholarship committee via phone interview. Recipients will be notified after final deliberations.Checks will immediately be sent out after all scholarship requirements have been met.
All scholarship funds must be used for furthering the education of the recipients through a private or public college/university within the U.S.
We are looking for applicants who are already accepted to a college/university, and who are willing and able to attend a community event with us as a representative of our scholarship program at some point during the upcoming school year.


FOSRX and FAST Gold Scholarship Program – 2500

Applicants are not required to be patients of FOSRX/FAST, but must have an eligible diagnosis (family members of diagnosed person are not eligible) and be a resident of the U.S.
Applications will be reviewed by committee. Finalists will be required to submit a recent transcript and will be interviewed by the scholarship committee via phone interview. Recipients will be notified after final deliberations.Checks will immediately be sent out after all scholarship requirements have been met.
All scholarship funds must be used for furthering the education of the recipients through a private or public college/university within the U.S.
We are looking for applicants who are already accepted to a college/university, and who are willing and able to attend a community event with us as a representative of our scholarship program at some point during the upcoming school year.


FOSRX and FAST Silver Scholarship Program – 1000

Applicants are not required to be patients of FOSRX/FAST, but must have an eligible diagnosis (family members of diagnosed person are not eligible) and be a resident of the U.S.
Applications will be reviewed by committee. Finalists will be required to submit a recent transcript and will be interviewed by the scholarship committee via phone interview. Recipients will be notified after final deliberations.Checks will immediately be sent out after all scholarship requirements have been met.
All scholarship funds must be used for furthering the education of the recipients through a private or public college/university within the U.S.
We are looking for applicants who are already accepted to a college/university, and who are willing and able to attend a community event with us as a representative of our scholarship program at some point during the upcoming school year.


George D. McCoy Education Scholarship – 1000

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.

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group and Hemophilia of North Carolina Education Scholarships – 3000

This scholarship program is funded by Diplomat and administered by Hemophilia of North Carolina. Applicants are not required to be nor is any preference given to residents of North Carolina.

Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program – 4000

Now in its 22nd year, the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program is designed to inspire students living with hemophilia to achieve their educational goals.

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing.


Nate Slack Scholarship – 1000

This scholarship honors the memory and giving spirit of Nate Slack. Nate was very much about helping others and making this world a better place. His work with others in the bleeding disorder community was outstanding.

Hemophilia Federation of America Educational Scholarship – 2000

Each year, HFA awards 4 scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship.
Educational Scholarship
Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship
All recipients are invited to reapply in subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year’s applicants will be independently weighed.


Hemophilia Federation of America Parent Sibling Child Educational Scholarship – 2000

Each year, HFA awards 4 scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship.

Educational Scholarship
Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship
All recipients are invited to reapply in subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year’s applicants will be independently weighed.


Hemophilia Federation of America Medical Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship – 4000

Each year, HFA awards 4 scholarships to promising students in the bleeding disorders community. Continue reading below for a breakdown of each scholarship.

Educational Scholarship
Parent/Sibling/Child Educational Scholarship
Medical/Healthcare Services Educational Scholarship
All recipients are invited to reapply in subsequent years for renewal as long as they are in good academic standing. This renewal will not be automatic, as each year’s applicants will be independently weighed.


BioTek reMEDys Educational Scholarship – 1000

BioTek reMEDys is pleased to provide three $1,000 scholarships to an individual impacted by hemophilia or other significant bleeding disorder. Once chosen as a recipient, the scholarship will be good for one year. Recipients shall be allowed to apply for up to four years. A check will be made payable to the educational institution and mailed to the institution each year following verification of continuing education and an adequate academic record.

Any post-secondary educational opportunity will be available for funding.


Kevin Child Scholarship – 1000

Each year, the Kevin Child Scholarship is awarded to an exceptional student in memory of Kevin Child.As a child born with hemophilia in the late 1960s, Kevin had lived a life filled with challenges from the start.When he died of AIDS-related complications in 1989, he was just a few days short of his college graduation. Since hemophilia already presents a young person with challenges in life, the opportunity to obtain a higher education should never become an obstacle as well.In honor of Kevin’s legacy, the Child family hopes this scholarship program will provide some assistance for students striving to acquire a higher education.

NovoSecure Scholarship – 4000

Eligible students can apply for one of five $4000 4-year college scholarships or ten $2500 community or vocational scholarships.

BioMatrix Tim Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Tim Kennedy (1962- 2011) Those who knew Tim remember his ability to make most anyone smile and share a hearty laugh. Though life had dealt him a rough hand, Tim kept an air about him that was truly inspiring. As a father and husband, the love he showed his two children and wife knew no bounds. As a friend, he was always ready to listen, share and comfort most often with his signature sense of humor. As a member of the bleeding disorders community, Tim was devoted to helping his peers look past their health conditions and enjoy every moment of life for all it’s worth.

BioMatrix Ron Niederman Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Ron Niederman (1950-1999) Born with severe hemophilia when treatment for people with bleeding disorders was nonexistent predisposed Ron as with many of his generation to a lifetime of pain, struggle for better care, and the fight against stigma and prejudice. Ron endured challenges and faced each with grace and an air of, I can handle that, no problem. He exemplified the meaning of compassion towards others and practiced more than preached what it meant to be an advocate. He was a great friend and a trusted source of advice and wisdom. Ron’s commitment to the bleeding disorder community was surpassed only by his love for his family.

BioMatrix Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Millie Gonzalez (1953-2001) A devoted wife and mother as well as a pioneer dedicated to advocacy, Millie promoted awareness of the unique struggles faced by women with a bleeding disorder and those caring for an individual affected by a bleeding disorder. She was married to Papo Gonzalez, a person with hemophilia and well known advocate in his own right, who passed prior to Millie. She was a tireless advocate not only for women, but also for people of Hispanic heritage affected with bleeding disorders. Although loving, compassionate and gentle, Millie had the heart of a tiger and fought each day for her own survival while inspiring others to achieve and succeed.

BioMatrix Mike Hylton Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Mike Hylton (1945-1998) A man of great character and steadiness, Mike faced some of the most physically daunting and mortal challenges that people with severe hemophilia could encounter. During the blood crisis of the 1980s, Mike met the challenges with class and a concern for others not only in the bleeding disorder community, but also those affected with HIV. He was a thoughtful, analytical and spiritual individual patient and tolerant of others, but certainly willing and capable to express his opinions and beliefs. While some felt it was more important to speak, he knew that it was more effective to listen. Mike found great comfort in his faith and family.

BioMatrix Mark Coats Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Mark Coats (1956-1963) Just a young child when he passed from hemophilia-related issues, Mark was born in an entirely different era of bleeding disorders treatment and was not able to live a near normal life as most people with hemophilia do today. With his smiling eyes and sweet grin, we are reminded that every child deserves a chance to lead a full and happy life. We look to Mark as a reminder of what living with a bleeding disorder was like not that long ago and how blessed we are to have the treatments and medical advances we have today.

BioMatrix Joe Holibaugh Memorial Scholarship – 1500

Joe Holibaugh (1971- 2006) Living with severe hemophilia and an inhibitor, Joe met many challenges, but he faced these difficulties as opportunities to grow, embracing life fully with his entire being. Joe worked hard to impart this approach to others, bringing many together with his unique style of wit and humor. Joe’s work lives on in the hearts of his many friends and family who love him dearly. He will always be remembered for his strength, love and resolve to make a difference for the bleeding disorders community.

William N. Drohan Scholarship – Varies

This fund was created for children of scientists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare professionals who are part of the comprehensive care team, who have a need for funds, especially those who have lost their father or mother and for children with hemophilia B and their siblings.