In an effort to bring young volunteers into the 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.

To honour James Kreppner’s memory, the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) Scholarship and Bursary Program has been renamed the CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program. James was a lawyer and long-time volunteer and member of the CHS Board of Directors and a highly respected, articulate and exemplary activist who passed away in 2009 due to HIV and hepatitis C-related complications. The CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program is an on-going tribute to honour James’ dedication, intelligence and commitment to the CHS and community service.

The CHS James Kreppner Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program supported by

General information on scholarships and bursaries

The CHS awards scholarships (based on academic merit) and bursaries (based on financial need) in the amount of $5,000.  The award categories are as follows:

The program is open to Canadians with hemophilia (factor VIII or IX) or another inherited bleeding disorder (such as von Willebrand disease, a rare factor deficiency or platelet function disorder), carriers, and those who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. Spouses and children of the above mentioned people may also apply. Those who have received a CHS Scholarship or Bursary are not eligible to reapply for continued support.

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

Information can be obtained from the CHS National Office (Toll-free at 1-800-668-2686 or e-mail at, chapters and hemophilia clinics.

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
Scholarship and Bursary Program
301-666 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E7



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