Eric Dostie Scholarship Accepting Applications for Higher Education Assistance to Students with Hemophilia and Related Blood Disorders
Press Release for November 10, 2014 - Download
NuFACTOR, the specialty pharmacy of FFF Enterprises, Inc., is now accepting applications for its Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship which is awarded to students who either have hemophilia or a similar bleeding disorder, or have a family member with a bleeding disorder.
"Since the inception of the Eric Dostie Scholarship ten years ago, we have provided scholarships to 100 students which have helped these bright, young, talented people succeed in their pursuit of higher education,” said Patrick M. Schmidt, chief executive officer of FFF Enterprises. “FFF acknowledges the financial impact that a bleeding disorder can have on an affected individual and their families. This scholarship is about ensuring that a quality higher education remains within financial reach.”
The Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eric Dostie, a five-year-old boy with hemophilia, who was tragically murdered on Aug. 27, 1994. Eric's brief life forever touched many others with joy, humor and unending love. Eric used to tell his family that he might grow up to be a scientist and invent a cure for hemophilia in the form of a "chocolate pill."
Although Eric's dream will never be realized, it has the chance to live on in the recipients of the award who pursue a college degree to broaden their education and career opportunities.
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to 10 students who can best demonstrate scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Applicants must submit an essay describing how his or her education will be used to serve humankind and to encourage self-improvement and enrichment. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college program.
Last year’s scholarship recipients were Angela Kessler, Antonio Brown, Brandon Burnett, Calvin Dutcher, Evan Poole, Huda Ibramhin, Jonathan Lebron, Matthew Buck, Michael Zolonitsky and Patricia Klein.
Visit the NuFACTOR Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship website to learn more about the program and to request an application, or you can call 800-323-6832 ext.1300.
The submission deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015.
About NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy
FFF Enterprises, the nation’s largest plasma products distributor, established NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy in 1995 which was founded on the principles of responsibly listening and respectfully responding to healthcare consumers. NuFACTOR is dedicated to solving the chronic problems of affordability, availability and safety in disease state management for chronically ill patients. NuFACTOR is deeply committed to the philosophy of providing philanthropic support to the patient communities the company serves, including hemophilia, immune deficiencies and peripheral neuropathies, among others.
About FFF Enterprises, Inc.
FFF Enterprises, Inc., a privately held corporation, is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines and other biopharmaceuticals in the U.S. Founded in 1988, FFF is celebrating its 27th counterfeit-free year. FFF’s Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to licensed healthcare providers, protecting patients and manufacturers from counterfeit risks and pricing irregularities. FFF’s proprietary technologies, Verified Electronic Pedigree™ and Lot-Track™, provide verification of this secure channel. FFF’s MyFluVaccine™ has revolutionized the flu marketplace, offering a dedicated flu vaccine supply, delivered to customers on the date of their choosing, and offering certainty in a volatile market segment.