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8607 Roberts Drive, Suite 150 Sandy Springs, GA 30350-2237

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Are You Ready to Take it to the Next Level?

By Theresa Schaffer, Director of Social Work

Published July 31, 2018


Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) has developed a program to assist eligible applicants in pursuing educational advancements. The Professional Development Program can be used to assist in paying for educational expenses such as:

  • Literacy classes
  • English as a second language classes
  • Career certifications (e.g. medical assistant, nursing assistant)
  • Assistance with Continuing Education Units
  • GED preparation and testing
  • College application costs
  • Standardized tests for admissions costs (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT)
  • Professional exams (e.g. bar exam, teachers’ exam, registered nurse exam)
  • Professional workshops
  • Other educational coursework approved by HoG staff

To be eligible* to apply you must:

  • Have hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease (VWD), or another inherited bleeding disorder or be a custodial parent of a child under the age of 18 with hemophilia, VWD, or another inherited bleeding disorder and
  • Currently reside in Georgia and have been a permanent resident of Georgia for a minimum of one year and
  • Have income below 500% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and
  • Submit proof of financial need with your application and apply annually.

* You cannot be a current recipient of the John Youtsey Academic Scholarship.

If you satisfy these requirements and would like to apply, please contact your HoG outreach social worker or Theresa Schaffer, Director of Social Work, at (770) 518-8272.