Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for this program as it is closed at this time.

Please check back in January of 2025.

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program is an annual competitive educational scholarship sponsored by the Colburn-Keenan Foundation. This scholarship was created in honor of Beth Carew. Beth was an energetic, bright, loving, and caring woman. She was a person with determination and spunk. She was deeply concerned about her family and her community. She was one of the few women to be diagnosed with hemophilia A. Beth Carew died in 1994 of complications associated with Hemophilia.

This special scholarship was created in her memory because she was a model for us all. She was an outspoken advocate for the needs of families with bleeding disorders and for the needs of women who were affected by bleeding disorders in any way. She was a kind and compassionate soul and a relentless fighter. She lived and died with the challenges of hemophilia. She was truly a woman of whom we all can be proud. We at the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, joined by the Carew family, are proud to offer this scholarship program to young people and adults with bleeding disorders to assist in their efforts to obtain a higher education.

The number of scholarship awards vary and the scholarship amounts range from $500 – $6,000 annually and are not renewable. The Colburn-Keenan Foundation reserves the right to change the number of awards and the amounts based on the applicant pool and available funding.

Who is eligible to apply for the Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s
Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship?

Any undergraduate student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply for the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship as long as all of the below criteria are also met:

• Applicants must be a United States citizen or legally living permanently in the United States.

• Applicants must be diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder. Students who do not have an inherited bleeding disorder but whose parent(s) or sibling(s) have an inherited bleeding disorder are not eligible to apply, even though they are affected by an inherited bleeding disorder.

• Applicants must have performed community service and/or volunteered time and energy to any organization within their community not associated with their school. The community service/volunteer time an applicant notes in this application should be unpaid and not required for school credit. If a student has ONLY performed community service or volunteered with a school class or club, then they ARE NOT eligible to apply.

• Applicants must be entering or attending an accredited two-year or four-year undergraduate institution in the United States to obtain their first undergraduate degree. A student who has already obtained a two-year degree, is eligible to apply as long as they are entering or attending an accredited four-year undergraduate institution for their first Bachelor’s Degree. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergraduate degree later in adulthood may apply even if there was a gap in their academic career. High school seniors or undergraduate college freshmen, sophomores or juniors may apply.

• Past recipients of the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship may reapply throughout their undergraduate career, until they received four (4) awards from the program. Once a student has received four awards, they are no longer eligible to apply even if they are still in school to obtain their first undergraduate degree.

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