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Christopher Mark Pitkin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund has been created to honor the memory of Chris Pitkin, health policy consultant and advocate, a leader in the hemophilia community, former president of the Foundation, and a beloved friend of many. Chris was known for his clear-headed ability to set goals and priorities and to pursue them to attainment.

Many of those who knew him experienced his encouragement to set their own goals, move forward, and further develop their own potential. In keeping with his beliefs and his actions, this scholarship will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate these principles of goal-orientation and motivation. Awards of the scholarship will be based primarily upon the applicant’s statements of goals and intentions as well as extracurricular involvement within his or her community. In keeping with Chris’s love of “bullet points,” our application process is brief. Complete the application and return it postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 6, 2022, 11:59PM.

Keep it simple: focus on the most important information so that additional materials are unnecessary.


  • Must be a person with a bleeding disorder OR must have an immediate family member with a bleeding disorder; however, priority will be given to those with bleeding disorders
  • Must be accepted into an educational/vocational institution and able to provide proof of enrollment
  • Must be a resident of, or have permanent address in, one of the following Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Kern, Inyo and Santa Barbara
  • Priority given to first time applicants
  • Priority given to applicants who are actively involved with HFSC

Required Materials

  • Completed Application, including bio or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (teacher, guidance counselor, employer, etc.)
  • Transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Evidence of enrollment at educational/vocational institution.
  • Application with all required materials must be postmarked no later than June 6, 2022