In an effort to bring young volunteers into the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS), and in recognition that a sound education is of utmost importance (particularly for those who might not be able to succeed in a vocation requiring strenuous physical labour), the CHS offers the opportunity for those who qualify to receive a scholarship or bursary in the amount of $5,000 to attend a post-secondary institution of their choice.

The CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program is a posthumous tribute to James Kreppner, a long-time volunteer and member of the CHS Board of Directors, and a highly respected and exemplary activist. He passed away in 2009 from complications related to HIV and hepatitis C. The CHS James Kreppner Scholarship and Bursary Program is an ongoing tribute to James’ dedication, intelligence and commitment to the CHS and community service.




General information on scholarships and bursaries

The CHS awards scholarships and bursaries in the amount of $5,000. The award categories are as follows:

  • scholarship: based on academic merit
  • bursary: based on financial need
  • mature student bursary: for applicants 30 years of age and over

Please note that the mature student bursary is for students returning to or beginning a course of studies at any post-secondary or vocational institution.

The program is open to Canadians with inherited bleeding disorders: hemophilia (factor VIII or IX), von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, platelet function disorders; carriers, and those who contracted hepatitis C or HIV through a blood transfusion. Spouses and children of the people mentioned above may also apply.

Those who have already received a CHS scholarship or bursary are not eligible.

Application forms for each program, which include all the criteria, are available here:



All applications will be reviewed by a committee of academics and lay people whose decisions shall be final.

If needed, additional information can be obtained from the CHS National Office (toll-free at 1-800-668-2686 or by e-mail at, provincial chapters or bleeding disorder treatment centres.

The DEADLINE for submission of completed applications and supporting documents is April 30 of any given year. All applications and supporting documents (except for transcripts of final grade twelve or thirteen marks) should be submitted to:

Canadian Hemophilia Society
301-666 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E7



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