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
Nejiba 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 Ilijin
Alexandra Gamber
Salima Hadjammar
Danielle Schwager
Mallory O’Connor
Celia Marina Mendoza Choqque
Marija Nakeska
Julia McDougal

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

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The Hemophilia Alliance Travel Grant

The Hemophilia Alliance Travel Grant supports scientific exchange and global learning through the attendance of U.S. based members of WFH multidisciplinary committees (nursing, psychosocial work, dentistry, physiotherapy, and laboratory sciences) to WFH international meetings. The aim of this grant is to increase the discipline’s knowledge base as well as enhance the professional development of each discipline through their interaction on their respective global planning committees.

With the support to this program, Hemophilia Alliance demonstrates its commitment towards the WFH committees’ vision to improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with bleeding disorders throughout the world, by enhancing multidisciplinary practices and making multidisciplinary care an integral part of every bleeding disorders health care team.

Eligibility

  • Member of a federally recognized U.S. hemophilia treatment center (HTC) multidisciplinary care team
  • Be a current member of the nursing, psychosocial, dental, laboratory sciences or musculoskeletal (a physiotherapist) WFH committees
  • Commit to participate in the planning of the World Congress and/or attend relevant WFH International Meetings and sessions

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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.