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National Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia Federation of America Educational Conference Travel Grant Scholarships


Download the 2020 application here

Deadline date for application to be in the office – May 4, 2020 

Joe CaronnaThe purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the relentless efforts of Mr. Joe Caronna. Joe provided the bleeding disorders community and local national chapters education and communications, dedicated to meeting the emotional, informational and supportive needs of those living with bleeding disorders. Joe was the CEO and founder of Inalex Communications. The Company’s name was dedicated to his son who lives with hemophilia- Alex. Thus the name, “In-Alex”- Inalex. Inalex Communications was built around Building Communities with Hope, Information and Inspiration. Hemophilia of South Carolina honors the relationship we had as a Chapter with Joe as he brought his Inalex Communication workshops to our community for many years. He was a man with a deep love and care for our community. He assisted, counseled, and touched the hearts and lives of thousands of individuals in the bleeding disorder community. His laughter, warmth and compassion will always be remembered. Joe, upon his passing, left behind a family and a young adult son, Alex.

To honor Joe in the spirit of education and support, HSC will provide annually one young adult between the ages of 18-35 who has a diagnosis of hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease or other bleeding disorder condition (and is a Chapter member) a scholarship to attend the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Annual Meeting.

What is provided?

  • Annual Meeting hotel room costs for three nights during the meeting; Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Travel grant up to $350.00 to attend the meeting
  • Paid registration fee for meeting attendance
  • Total cannot exceed $ 1,500.00

Who is eligible?

  • Must be an active registered member of HSC
  • Has to have a confirmed diagnosed bleeding disorder
  • Must be available to travel alone or may bring a spouse, family member, or other at their own expense
  • Must fill out in full the application form and provide the essay requirement



Download the 2020 application here.

Deadline date for application to be in the office – May 4, 2020

In memory of Dr. Alba Myers Lewis of Orangeburg, Hemophilia of South Carolina will provide one scholarship grant each year in her name to honor Mrs. Lewis’s wishes for national education in her last will and testament bequest to HSC. We will also provide special grants to families or individuals affected by bleeding disorders so that they may attend an event of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) or Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) as our grant funding allows.

The grants may be used for event registration fees, transportation to the event, or lodging during the event time only. Priority may be given to families or individuals who 1) have a child who has recently been diagnosed with hemophilia or other bleeding disorder, or 2) had no previous knowledge of the disease prior to their child being diagnosed, or 3) have not attended the selected event in the past. HSC travel grants are intended for South Carolina residents and HSC members only.

You may register to join HSC at anytime.