John W. Cavanaugh Scholarship Information

This scholarship is provided to our community in memory of John W. Cavanaugh. John worked full time while raising a family and attending Northeastern University to earn a college degree. He never let his hemophilia stop him from striving to provide a better life for himself and his family. Read John’s full story here.

This is intended only for adults who are looking to continue to their education via college, trade school, or continuing education classes. This is not intended for high school students.

The applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen or legally living permanently in the United States.
  • Be a current member of the New England Hemophilia Association. Become a member here.
  • Be one of the following:
    • An adult diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.
    • A parent/caregiver of someone with a bleeding disorder.
    • The spouse of someone with a bleeding disorder.

Previous recipients of this scholarship may reapply throughout their academic career, but preference will be given to first-time applicants.

Applications were accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. More information about this scholarship will be provided in early 2024.

Please note: the recipients must provide NEHA with a bill from the educational institution. Funds will be provided directly to the institution. Failure to do so before December 31, 2023 will result in forfeiture of the prize. 

Please contact Brandon Greene at [email protected] with any questions about the scholarship or application process.

John W. Cavanaugh Scholarship Application

  • Employment Information

  • Please list your work experience during the past three years and dates of employment. Please use the following format: Company Name, Position, Start Date, End Date.
  • Educational Information

  • This can be where you are currently enrolled, where you plan to enroll, or if unknown, please list in order of preference the schools to which applications for admission have been sent.
  • What major or course of study do you plan to pursue, and why have you chosen it?
  • Goals and Aspirations

  • References

    Your information will not be reviewed unless a reference has been submitted to support your application. Please send them the link to this page. The reference form is located at the bottom of this page. References should be submitted only by the person making the referral and not by the applicant.
  • Submission

    By placing your full name in the box below and in submitting this application, I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. Falsification of information may result in termination of any scholarship granted.

Scholarship Reference Information

Scholarship Applications will only be considered if a reference form is submitted to support the applicant.

Note: the following form should only be completed by someone in your life who recommends you for this scholarship. This includes: an employer, administrator, teacher, doctor, HTC staff member, social worker, community leader, or any other person outside of your family who can attest to your character or work ethic.

John W. Cavanaugh Reference Form

  • Please type your full name to serve as your signature for this reference form.