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 John’s daughter, Jane Cavanaugh Smith, to help honor her dad’s legacy and to assist adults in the NEHA community who wish to return to school. Two scholarships will be awarded for up to $3,000 each, based on the need of the applicant for the upcoming academic year.