Susan Skinner Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Susan Skinner Memorial Fund endowment supports the training and education of young women with bleeding disorders. Scholarship recipients demonstrate outstanding leadership potential to improve the care of women with bleeding disorders in their country, and become future leaders of their national organization.

The fund commemorates the late Susan Skinner, an American woman determined to ensure the availability of safe and effective treatment for her two sons. The WFH USA is deeply grateful to Mr. Thomas Skinner who created the fund, family members and friends as well as organizations in the bleeding disorder community who continue to support the fund.


Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • Be between 18-30 years old on or before June 2020
  • Be a female with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or another bleeding disorder, or be a carrier
  • Demonstrate leadership or strong leadership potential
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Be able to communicate and work in English (Spanish is an asset)
  • Have been an active volunteer of her bleeding disorder organization for at least the past year
  • Be committed to working with her bleeding disorder organization for at least the next two years after completing the training
  • Not have participated in any previous WFH World Congresses
  • Not have been a previous SSMF scholarship winner

Application Checklist

  1. Application Form (complete)
  2. Recent curriculum vitae or resume (2 pages maximum)
  3. One letter of recommendation (for example, from an employer or other institution where the applicant has worked, volunteered or studied). This letter may not come from a chapter, current NHF staff member or a family member/friend.


RECIPIENTS COUNTRY YEAR

Amanda Brito del Pino Mouro
Najiba Chayah
Rana Mahmoud
Marlee Whetten
Nikole Scappe
Shantelle Winslow
Ashley Taylor-Fowlie
Claudia Peña Villena
Michelle Cecil
Joelle Palmatier
Salma Kiran
Leslie Situ-Ferber
Aleksandra Illijin
Alexandra Gamber
Salima Hadjammar
Danielle Schwager
Mallory O’Connor
Celia Marina Mendoz Choqque
Marija Nakeska
Julia McDougal

Uruguay
Tunisia
Lebanon
U.S.A.
U.S.A.
U.S.A.
New Zealand
Peru
U.S.A.
U.S.A.
Pakistan
U.S.A.
Serbia
U.S.A.
Algeria
U.S.A.
U.S.A.
Peru
Macedonia
U.S.A.

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Charitable solicitations for the common purpose of WFH and WFH USA within the U.S. are conducted through WFH USA, a 501(c)3 affiliated entity.