Mancini Creative Arts Scholarship

The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) is happy to announce a new scholarship to help members of the New England bleeding disorders community pursue professional artistic training and skill development in fields such as painting, drawing, sculpting, music, literature, dance, or something similar in nature.

One scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

  • The applicant should already have artistic talent that they are looking to refine and enhance. 
  • The scholarship is intended for anyone over the age of fifteen. Adults of any age are encouraged to apply.
  • The scholarship must be paid directly to an art-based institution, training program or camp, educational program, or museum selected by the recipient. 
  • The funds are to be used to cover tuition, enrollment costs, and other standard fees. 
  • This scholarship can not be used to cover the cost of art supplies.

About This Scholarship

For individuals with rare chronic conditions like a bleeding disorder, art can offer therapeutic benefits by providing an outlet for emotional expression and reducing stress associated with their condition. Artistic engagement promotes a sense of purpose, aiding in mental well-being, and fostering resilience, contributing positively to overall health and quality of life. 

This scholarship is brought to the NEHA community by Pat Mancini, a parent of a bleeding disorder patient and previous member and president of NEHA’s Board of Directors. As an artist himself, Pat knows the value art can add to the lives of patients and people in general. This scholarship will help inspire creativity and ignite the artful passions of members of the bleeding disorders community.

Requirements and Deadline

The applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen or legally living permanently in the United States.
  • Reside in one of six New England states.
  • Be at least 15 years of age.
  • Be a current NEHA member. Become a member here.
  • Be diagnosed 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 for this year’s scholarship were accepted until Friday, April 5, 2024. 

Please note: the scholarship recipient must provide NEHA with a bill from the institution they are enrolled or plan to attend. Funds will be paid directly to the institution. Failure to do so before December 31, 2024 will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. 

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

Mancini Creative Arts Scholarship Application

  • Example: painting.
  • 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.
  • Art Sample

    Please share with us one piece of artwork you have created. If you are unable to upload your photo here, please email it to Brandon Greene, at [email protected].
  • Max. file size: 8 MB.
  • Submission

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