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The Varun Bhaskaran (WAS) Scholarship Program of IDF

The Varun Bhaskaran Scholarship of IDF for undergraduate or graduate students living with Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS). Deepak and Ramya Bhaskaran created this scholarship in memory of their son Varun, who died of complications of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome. Varun touched the hearts and minds of many people during his very short lifetime.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the Varun Bhaskaran Scholarship Program can do so by donating online now, or by mailing their contribution to:

The Varun Bhaskaran Scholarship Program
110 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204

To learn more about Varun, please click here.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please send an introductory e-mail to

IDF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax deductible to the maximum extent allowed by IRS regulations.

The Eric Marder Scholarship Fund
The Eric Marder Scholarship Fund is an independent charity that awards scholarships to students with primary immunodeficiency diseases. The scholarship fund honors Eric Marder, a vibrant young man whose life was cut short at the age of 28 by complications of Common Variable Immune Deficiency. Please visit for information about how to apply for scholarships.