Eric Dostie Scholarship Accepting Applications for Higher Education Assistance to Students with Hemophilia and Related Blood Disorders
Press Release for Nov 10, 2016 - Download
NuFACTOR, the specialty pharmacy of FFF Enterprises, Inc. is welcoming applications for the 2017 Annual Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship. The scholarship was created in remembrance of Eric Dostie, a boy with hemophilia who was tragically murdered on August 27, 1994, at the young age of five. Eric’s family members find joy in memories of Eric sharing his aspirations of becoming a scientist and inventing a cure for hemophilia in the form of a “chocolate pill.” He has inspired many lives through his uplifting positivity, humor and unending love.
Each year, ten students are selected to receive the $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time in an accredited two- or fouryear college program. Submission requirements include an essay describing how his or her education will impact humanity, encourage self-improvement and enrichment. The recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and financial need. Last year’s scholarship recipients included Angela Kessler, Breanna Bucco, Calvin Dutcher, Justin Horbacz, Kenadie Hamblin, Mackenzie Herbert, Malia Jackson, Mitchell Zeiter, Taha Ahmed and Victoria Canton.
This scholarship is open to students who either have hemophilia or a similar bleeding disorder, or have a family member with a bleeding disorder. “This scholarship continues to positively motivate students in pursuing their education goals and career aspirations. May Eric’s memory continue on through this scholarship and the achievements of these remarkable students,” says Patrick M. Schmidt, chief executive officer of FFF Enterprises. Founded in 1994, the Eric Dostie Scholarship has assisted several bright, young, and talented students in reaching their goals of higher education.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2017. Visit the NuFACTOR Eric Dostie Memorial College Scholarship website at www.nufactor.com/EricDostieMemorial.aspx to learn more about the program and to request an application. Or call (800) 323-6832 ext. 1300 for additional questions.
About NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy
NuFACTOR is the specialty pharmacy of FFF Enterprises, Inc., the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines, biosimilars and other specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. NuFACTOR Specialty Pharmacy, established in 1995, specializes in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions, with concentration on treating rare disease states in neurology, immunology, hematology, oncology, dermatology and rheumatology. The company also supports the immune globulin community through IG Living magazine, a publication dedicated to promoting patient advocacy, education and communication. 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 is the largest and most trusted distributor of plasma products, vaccines, biosimilars and other specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. Founded in 1988, FFF is now in its 28th year with annual sales approaching $2 billion and a flawless safety track record for product distribution. FFF has taken a leadership position in regard to supply chain safety and innovation, setting new standards and pioneering industry firsts. FFF’s commitment to Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ ensures that products are purchased only from the manufacturer and shipped only to licensed healthcare providers, with additional steps taken to safely store, handle and ship products to ensure patient safety is never compromised. FFF’s proprietary systems - Verified Inventory Program-Consignment (VIPc™) and Lot-Track®, provide verification of this secure channel, BioSupply® online ordering system offers an easy-to-use and convenient platform to order products, and MyFluVaccine™ is a revolutionary vaccination program that has added a new level of safety, convenience and reliability to both healthcare providers and patients.
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