Colburn-Keenan Supports Students With Bleeding Disorders

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Foundation partners with ISTS to launch online scholarship program for college undergraduates

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It has been a seamless process to work with ISTS to set up and launch our inaugural year of offering our scholarship application online only

Students with bleeding disorders now have the opportunity to reduce the financial burden of going to college without the hassle of filling out another mound of paperwork.

Partnering with International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), The Colburn-Keenan Foundation has transitioned their formerly paper-based scholarship program to an online application and implemented a completely paperless process.

The 2013-2014 Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program will award up to 20 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder, such as hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease. Applicants must also be enrolled in or plan to attend an accredited 2- or 4-year institution in the United States and provide evidence of volunteer experience benefitting the bleeding disorders community. The program is currently open and accepting online application submissions until this year’s deadline on April 15.

“As the applicant pool has grown, and The Colburn-Keenan Foundation has also grown in all of its important programs, we needed to become more efficient at processing and reviewing the scholarship applications,” said Sasha Zatyrka, Executive Director of the Foundation.

“We considered various online application options and we were thrilled with ISTS’ services and supports. So far, it has been a seamless process to work with ISTS to set up and launch our inaugural year of offering our scholarship application online only,” added Zatyrka.

In addition to application setup and design, ISTS manages the processing of applications and provides support to applicants.

The Foundation’s annual charitable giving also encompasses grant programs - open to both individuals and organizations - that provide support to individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders and other chronic illnesses.

“The Colburn-Keenan Foundation was founded by Donald Colburn, who lived with severe hemophilia, and his wife Kathy Ann Keenan before their deaths in 2006. We continue their legacy of giving through all of our charitable giving programs and, like them, we highly value our ability to support undergraduate students diagnosed with bleeding disorders through the Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship,” said Zatyrka.

For information on other scholarship programs for individuals with bleeding and clotting disorders visit the National Hemophilia Foundation’s website at http://www.hemophilia.org.

About Colburn Keenan

The Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families living with chronic illnesses, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders. Our mission is to create a perpetual source of grant funding that will support charitable organizations whose programs and activities benefit the chronic illness and bleeding disorders communities; funding that will assist families with bleeding disorders and other chronic illnesses to meet their socio-economic and insurance related needs; funding that will support research to find a cure for hemophilia; and funding that will support students with bleeding disorders through a designated scholarship program for higher education.

About International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS)

Founded in 1985, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. provides comprehensive scholarship, grant and tuition program management. ISTS is a 100% women-owned company, focused on offering cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions to corporations, foundations, associations, unions and other scholarship-granting organizations worldwide.

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