Alone on the Ice

Baxter Sponsors 2015 Education Advantage Scholarships

So good health is probably the best thing in the world; when you are overall healthy, even having hemophilia, you can handle life so much better. 
The second best thing? An education! Below is an announcement about a way to help you get your education, from Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
For the sixth consecutive year, Baxter Healthcare
Corporation is sponsoring the Education
scholarship program to help eligible members of the hemophilia
community offset the costs of higher education, advance their careers, and
pursue their dreams.
The scholarship program is open to people with
hemophilia A or B (factor VIII or IX deficiency), including those with
inhibitors (factor VIII or IX deficiency), regardless of which brand of factor
treatment they use.
The program provides financial aid for a wide
variety of educational options, including four-year bachelor’s degrees,
associate’s degrees, technical/vocational certifications, as well as the GED
Test. Scholarships will be awarded up to:
·       College/University
– $7,000 renewable for up the three additional years
·       Community
College/Technical School: $1,000 – renewable up to one additional year
·       GED: $150
(one time only)

To date, 211 scholarships that include 113 renewals have been awarded, totaling
more than
$1.1 million. The Education Advantage
program is supported financially by Baxter and administered by Scholarship
America, the nation’s leading independent scholarship program
administrator.  Scholarship America
reviews all scholarship applications, determines eligibility, and selects the
scholarship recipients. Baxter has no input into the selection of recipients
scholarship program applications are available as at,
or by calling Scholarship America at 877-544-3018, or by emailing

Applicants can apply online, download the application and mail it in, or
request a paper application. 
Completed applications for scholarship renewals are due to Scholarship
America by February 15, 2015, while the deadline for new applications is April
15, 2015.

To get started now, or for more information on the Education Advantage scholarship program,
including eligibility requirements, visit,
call Scholarship America at
877-544-3018, or send an email to
to read about previous recipients of Education
scholarships and receive tips about preparing for college. also highlights other resources offered by Baxter to help
patients advance their lives, focusing on career development, health
management, and community involvement.

Baxter is a registered trademark of Baxter International Inc.  USBS/MG1/14-0980   January

This blog was sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Excellent Book I Just Read

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration [Kindle]
by David Roberts

Incredible true story of Australian Douglas Mawson, who led the Australian Antarctic Expedition from 1911-1913, during the so-called Heroic Age of Antarctic Expedition. Leading one group of three that set out to measure and scientifically observe new territory in the Antarctic, Mawson lost one comrade to a glacier; the other slowly and painfully died while he and Mawson tried to return to base camp. Left alone, with limited food and no dogs, in a land where the wind routinely blows at 65 mph, and the temperature is 40° below, Mawson, starving, somehow survives 31 days and single-handedly finds his way back to his waiting teammates. It is an amazing, incredible story of survival, full of suffering beyond measure, but I’d say one of the greatest story of survival in the history of exploration. Roberts takes unneccesary swipes at Lennard Bickel’s excellent book, Mawson’s Will, which helped the world outside of Australia first get to know this remarkable man and his unforgettable story. Four/five stars.

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