John W. Cavanaugh Adult Education Scholarship

The New England Hemophilia Association is excited to offer a scholarship for adults looking to continue to their education via college, trade school, or continuing education classes.

This scholarship is in memory of John W. Cavanaugh. John was born in 1926 in Massachusetts and grew up in a time when treatment for hemophilia was marginal, at best. Yet, he never let it stop him from striving to provide a better life for himself and his family.

At age 30, John went back to school to get his college degree. That required eight years of night school. During this time, he held a full-time job, got married, and had six children. Child number seven arrived the year after his graduation from Northeastern University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

This scholarship is brought to the NEHA community by Jane Cavanaugh Smith to help honor her dad’s legacy and to assist adults in the NEHA community who wish to return to school. The applicant must be a NEHA Member and must either be an adult diagnosed with a bleeding disorder; a parent or caregiver of someone with a bleeding disorder; or the spouse of someone with a bleeding disorder. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 each.

More information will be provided soon about this scholarship in 2021.


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Other Academic Scholarships

There are a variety of academic scholarships available for students with bleeding disorders. Most of these scholarship applications are due in the spring preceding the year of enrollment. Please click the links below to access a variety of scholarships posted on the websites for the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Hemophilia Federation of America. Click both links below to be directed to their scholarship information.

National Hemophilia Foundation Scholarships

Hemophilia Federation of America Scholarships