The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates, Inc. has established a college scholarship program to assist individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease who will be attending an institution of higher learning in the United States.
Applicants for IASCNAPA's $1,500 Scholarships must be enrolled in, or have been accepted by a recognized and accredited post- secondary school, including college, university, trade school, or other institution of higher learning. Curriculum choice, age, gender, race, ethnic background, religion and political affiliation will not be used in evaluating applications.
An active IASCNAPA member or a sickle cell disease medical provider must sponsor all applicants.
Applications are accepted from March 1 through July 1 of each year. Awards will be given in August of each year. The number of scholarships awarded each year is dependent on available funds and the quality of applications.
IASCNAPA’s funded scholarship awards include:
The Steven Christy Scholarship Fund is dedicated to an individual who lived with sickle cell disease and valued education. Steven struggled to complete college, but persevered and graduated from Fitchburg State University. He spent his career helping others - first as a social worker at Favarh and then as a counselor and coordinator of newborn hemoglobinopathy screening programs at the combined UCONN/St. Francis. The scholarship was established by his wife in Steven’s memory.
The Christine A. Johnson Scholarship Fund is provided by the friends of Dr. Christine A. Johnson in her honor. Dr. Christine A Johnson was a provider and advocate for people with sickle cell disease for most of her adult career. She was the founder and Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and an advocate for sickle cell disease for 30 years.
Donna Dixon Scholarship Fund
IASCNAPA 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The 2021 IASCNAPA Scholarship Application closed July 1, 2021. We received many robust applications from sickle cell warriors attending college. We are proud to announce that we selected five scholarship recipients. We want to thank our scholarship donors for their continued support: The Steven Christy Scholarship Fund, Dr. Johnson Scholarship Fund, and the newly established Donna Dixon Scholarship Fund.
Steven Christy Scholarship Recipient
Aderonke Adejare attends Yale University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. Congratulations Ms. Aderonke!
Christine A. Johnson Scholarship Recipient
Andre Harris attends the University of Houston. He is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work. Congratulations Mr. Harris!
Donna Dixon Scholarship Recipient
Deante Anderson attends the University of Texas – Arlington. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing. Congratulations Mr. Anderson!
IASCNAPA Scholarship Recipient
Kennede McLeroy-Charles attends the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, School of Pharmacy. She is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy. Congratulations Ms. McLeroy-Charles!
IASCNAPA Scholarship Recipient
Joshua Lassey will attend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University this fall as an undergraduate. Congratulations Mr. Lassey!