Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Hemophilia Society

Henderson Allen Leadership Initiative Scholarship


  1. The scholarship’s yearly amount is $1,500.00 (one thousand and five hundred dollars) which can be adjusted by majority vote at the Annual General Meeting. This amount may be divided among applicants if deemed appropriate by the chapter executive, in consultation with the applicants.
  2. An applicant may apply every two years, but can be approved no more than twice for the scholarship.
  3. An applicant must have, or be a carrier of, a bleeding disorder of some capacity.  Should there be no applicant meeting this criteria, the spouse, child or sibling of a carrier or person with a bleeding disorder may be considered, provided they meet the criteria stated within this document. 
  4. Studies in the medical, social and psychological fields, as they may benefit the bleeding disorder community, will take precedence.
  5. The deadline for submission of the application-including supporting documents*– is August 15th of the year of enrolment at an approved institute of post-secondary learning, such as any university or community college.
  6. Applicants must provide a letter of “Proof of Eligibility” from their doctor, or hemophilia clinic coordinator, to confirm their status in the bleeding disorder community. 
  7. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on the impact of bleeding disorders on their life experience.
  8. Volunteering at CHS chapter or national level is considered an asset.
  9. Mature students (25 years of age or older) will also be considered.