Scholarships

Lyman Fisher Scholarship

The VHF Lyman Fisher Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Lyman Fisher; a teacher, researcher, and clinician in hemostasis who for many years directed the adult hemophilia program in Virginia. 

Award: One-year award in the amount of $2,000 for a full academic year

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Eligibility: The scholarship was designed for individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder, their sibling(s) or their parents and may be used at any accredited non profit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States and is to be applied toward educational expenses. Applicants must have participated in VHF activities and live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF.

Download 2019 Lyman Fisher Scholarship Application »


Dr. Lyman M. Fisher, March 21, 1923 – May 5, 2007

VHF National Meetings Scholarship Program

VHF is pleased to offer scholarships to attend national meetings. National meetings enable our community to come together and exchange information on a wide variety of topics, from the basics of diagnosis to the most relevant developments in treatment and technology. It is the premier opportunity for networking and support for individuals and families affected by inherited bleeding disorders. 

Eligibility: These scholarships were designed for individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder and their immediate family and/or household members. Applicants must have participated in VHF activities and live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF. See each application for more eligibility information.


Meeting: NHF Washington Days in Washington D.C. on March 27-29, 2019

An opportunity to meet with the offices of your two US Senators and your member of the House of Representatives. You will travel as a team with other delegates from your state to each meeting.

Award: Scholarships will cover hotel accommodations. You will be responsible for all travel, meals and other incidentals.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2018

Download Washington Days Scholarship Application »


 Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium in San Diego, CA on April 4-7, 2019

Award: Scholarships will cover airfare/mileage, hotel accommodations, and national meeting registration fees. Not to exceed a total of $2,000. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

Application Deadline: December 14, 2018

Download HFA Symposium Scholarship Application »


Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference in Anaheim, CA on October 3-5, 2019

Award for Individuals and Families Scholarship: Scholarships will cover airfare/mileage, hotel accommodations, and national meeting registration fees. Not to exceed a total of $2,000. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Download Individuals and Families NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship Application »

Award for Teens and Young Adults (Age 15-24) Scholarship: Scholarships will cover airfare/mileage, hotel accommodations, and the national meeting registration fee. Not to exceed a total of $1,000. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals, as well as the costs of any traveling companion and/or parent or guardian. Individuals under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Download Teen and Young Adult NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship Application »

Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship

This scholarship focuses on leadership, volunteerism and/or health promotion and can be used for any program (i.e. camp, educational/life skill classes, fitness programs or activities, etc.) that enhances one’s self-esteem, overall health, leadership skills, areas of interest, development of life skills, and volunteerism.

Award: Scholarships will be for costs associated with registration/enrollment. You will be responsible for all other fees. Payment will be made directly to the entity OR a receipt must be provided for reimbursement. Documentation of attendance is required.

Application Deadline: Applications can be submitted year-round. VHF must receive the application at least 1 month prior to application/payment deadline.

Eligibility: These scholarships were designed for individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder and their immediate family and/or household members. Applicants must have participated in VHF activities and live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF. See each application for more eligibility information.

Download Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship Application »

Terry Lamb was a long-time VHF Board Member and life-long community member. His incredible motivation and perseverance, as well as his efforts to engage, involve, and encourage the bleeding disorder community led VHF to establish the Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship. Terry was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. He was diagnosed as a young child with severe hemophilia but as anyone who ever met him can tell you he never let his diagnosis get in his way. He was a role model and advocate for active involvement in community programming, regular exercise, healthy diet and good treatment for those living with a bleeding disorder. He lived each moment to the fullest with a huge smile on his face and we are so blessed to have had him in our lives.

Terry Lamb
Terry Allen Lamb – January 11, 1951 – May 29, 2012

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