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Matthew Thomas Memorial Academic Scholarship

The Lone Star Bleeding Disorders Foundation is pleased to announce the Matthew Thomas Memorial Academic Scholarship Fund.  To serve the bleeding disorders community of South Texas, the Lone Star BDF will award up to five $1,000 Academic Scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

To be eligible for the Matthew Thomas Memorial Academic Scholarship, students must be directly affected with an inherited bleeding disorder and pursuing a degree from an accredited post-secondary University, College, or Junior College.  They do not have to be first-year students.  This scholarship is open to any student pursuing a degree.


Along with a completed scholarship application, qualified applicants must provide documentation of post-secondary enrollment, high school/college transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal essay.  A person may only receive a scholarship once.

Download PDF Application

Matthew Thomas Memorial Academic Scholarship Checklist

Submit completed application and requested documents on our website under the Resources Tab by April 30th, 2021

You may also send printed application and documents, postmarked by April 30th, 2021 to


Lone Star Bleeding Disorders Foundation

ATTN:  Scholarship Committee

5600 Northwest Central Suite 140

Houston, TX 77092

Be sure to include:
  • Completed Application
  • High-school or college transcripts
  • Documentation of post-secondary enrollment
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Education

  • Activities and Involvement

  • Personal Essay

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please write a one to two page essay addressing the following topics:
    • * Describe your educational and career goals
    • * Describe any challenges you've had to overcome pursuing your education
    • * How has living with a bleeding disorder shaped you?
    • * Why do you feel you would be a good choice for this scholarship?
  • Packet

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc.
    1. 1. High-school or college transcripts
    2. 2. Documentation of post-secondary enrollment
    3. 3. Two letters of recommendation
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