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

Next Level

Are You Ready to Take Your Career to the Next Level?

By Theresa Schaffer, LCSW, Director of Social Work

Published February 10, 2021


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

  • Literacy courses
  • English as a second language courses
  • Career certifications (e.g., medical assistant, nursing assistant)
  • Assistance with Continuing Education Units (CEU) to maintain professional certifications/licenses
  • 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)

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
  • Currently reside in Georgia and have been a permanent resident of Georgia for a minimum of one year
  • Have income below 500 percent of Federal Poverty Limit  
  • Submit proof of financial need with your application and apply annually

* You cannot be a current recipient of the John Youtsey Memorial Scholarship. The professional development program does not assist with college tuition.

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.