O4 Detail Hero Banner

Bleeding Disorder Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for people who have a bleeding disorder, their caregivers and their family members.

O4 1 Column (Full)
O4 Text Component

Get help with higher education 

Our goal at Optum® Infusion Pharmacy is to help patients with bleeding disorders live life to the fullest. This includes supporting their pursuit of higher education and career development. 

Each year, we award scholarships to four people affected by hemophilia or related bleeding disorders. This can include patients, their siblings, their parents or other caregivers. At least one of these scholarships is awarded to an applicant pursuing health-related education. 

The scholarship program is funded by Optum Infusion Pharmacy and administered by Hemophilia of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons affected by bleeding disorders. No preference is given to North Carolina residents or Optum Infusion Pharmacy patients. 

The scholarship application is due May 15, 2024.

Download the application

Click the button to download a PDF copy of the scholarship application.

O4 1 Column (Full)
O4 Accordion

Helpful information

Scholarships are meant for people affected by a bleeding disorder. This includes:  

  • Anyone who has been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder 
  • Caregivers of a person affected by a bleeding disorder 
  • Family members in the same household as someone who has a bleeding disorder 


For this scholarship, the term “bleeding disorder” is limited to clotting factor deficiency disorders, specifically: hemophilia A, B, and C; von Willebrand disease; factor V (parahemophilia), factor VII, factor X and factor XIII deficiencies. Factor V Leiden is a clotting disorder and is not eligible. 

Applicants must be seeking education from an accredited college, university or certified training program. 

Awards are primarily merit-based, but financial need might be considered. The applicant is strongly encouraged to include a copy of their current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or other statement of need with their application package. 

We're here to support you throughout your treatment -- so you can focus on what matters. Learn more about how we help. 

Support for bleeding disorders

Contact our dedicated bleeding disorders team. Visit our contact page to find the best way to get in touch. 

Contact us

Our pharmacists, nurses, patient care coordinators and benefits experts deliver full-service infusion care, so patients and providers can focus on treatment, not obstacles. 

Our extra care and support includes: 

  • Live in-person, virtual or phone support with a clinician  
  • Disease- and therapy-specific education, support and tools

Get the care you need, where and when you need it.  

Our specially trained infusion nurses are available nationwide. You can expect 24/7 support, timely delivery of supplies and comprehensive care. 

We offer expert, convenient treatment and support for many different bleeding disorders – including rare ones.  

  • Hemophilia A 
  • Hemophilia B 
  • Von Willebrand disease 
  • Factor I (1) deficiency 
  • Factor II (2) deficiency 
  • Factor V (5) deficiency 
  • Factor VII (7) deficiency 
  • Factor X (10) deficiency 
  • Factor XI (11) deficiency (hemophilia C) 
  • Factor XII (12) deficiency 
  • Factor XIII (13) deficiency 
  • Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS) 
  • Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT) 
  • Platelet storage pool deficiency (SPD)