Apply for a BDH Scholarship

Be a current member of Bleeding Disorders of the Heartland (BDH) for the year 2023. Memberships are on a calendar year schedule. Your membership must be submitted before scholarship applications are due.

  • Must reside in the BDH service area (State of Iowa or if outside the State of Iowa, must seek care at the UIHC Treatment Center) unless prior arrangements are made.
  • Must have a diagnosed bleeding disorder or be an immediate family member (sibling, child, or caregiver) of someone that has a diagnosed bleeding disorder (diagnosed bleeding disorder is defined as a person who is being followed with a treatment plan).
  • Verification of diagnosis may be required from your physician upon request (you will be notified if this is required).
  • High school graduate before or in 2023.
  • Be enrolled in a degree seeking program at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the United States during the 2023-2024 academic year for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • You must be present at the Scholarship Award Ceremony at the BDH Annual Meeting April 1, 2023, in order to receive any scholarship awarded.
  • Active participation in Bleeding Disorders of the Heartland will play a role in determining scholarships.

2021 Scholarship Recipients

General Scholarship
$500 for non-affected person and $1000 for affected person.

Scholarship Requirement

  • Community service within the BDH bleeding disorder community. (i.e., Attending an event, participating in the walk, advocacy for the bleeding disorder community, volunteering at an event)

  • Completion of scholarship application including a minimum of 500-word essay

  • A typed 500-word (minimum) essay that includes each of the following:

    • Explain your short-range goals and long-range career plans.

    • Personal background in relation to the bleeding disorder community.

    • Contribution to the bleeding disorders community.

Memorial Scholarships: David N. Brustkern, John Hiesner and Dude Cramer Scholarships

$1,000 for non-affected person and $1,500 for affected person.

Scholarship Requirement

  • The General Scholarship Essay
  • A letter of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • All other criteria from above (see General Scholarship)
  • A letter of recommendation from a BDH board member, member of the Executive Committee, a Committee Chairperson, or someone from the HTC verifying contributions made to BDH and/or support of our mission.
  • A typed paragraph of how BDH has impacted your life.

For more information, please email at Brooke Loving at