Application Deadline: 11:59 pm (EST), Friday, March 29, 2024

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The VHF Lyman Fisher Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Lyman Fisher, a teacher, researcher, and clinician in hemostasis. For many years, he directed the adult hemophilia program for Virginia. He will be remembered for his steadfast commitment to his patients and students, his respect for those who served under him, his community service, and his affection for his family.

How to Apply: Applications can be completed using our online application form or you can download the paper application form and email the application to

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Letters of Recommendation: You will need at least two letters of recommendation from persons who are not family members. These are to be emailed separately to by the application deadline. Applications and/or supporting documents received after the deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Eligibility: Individuals living with an inherited bleeding disorder, their sibling or their parents who live in the territorial jurisdiction of VHF, which includes the State of Virginia, with the exception of the following: The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, and Vienna and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William and Stafford.

Scholarship applicants must have participated in VHF activities. A student who receives an award one year may reapply in later years but winning a scholarship in one year does not necessarily mean that the student will win in a later year. Also, a student who applies in one year and does not receive an award is eligible to apply the following year for the scholarship.

Scholarship Award: Scholarships are one-year awards in the amount of $2,000 for a full academic year. While at least two scholarships are available each year, VHF is not obligated to award scholarships in a given year. The scholarships may be used at any accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the United States and are to be applied toward a student’s educational expenses.