Lyman Fisher Scholarship

Application Procedure & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, March 29, 2024

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

» Go here to fill out the application online via Google Forms

» Go here to download a pdf version of the application

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 deadline.

  • One letter should be from an HTC provider, nurse, social worker, or someone who knows you well from the bleeding disorders community.
  • The other letter could be from your scout leader, minister, teacher, employer, guidance counselor, coach, etc.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, March 29, 2024

Applications and/or supporting documents received after the deadline will not be considered.

Eligibility & Award

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.

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.

Applicants who receive 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, an applicant who applies in one year and does not receive an award is eligible to apply the following year for the scholarship.

Payment of Scholarship Funds: Scholarship payments are not distributed directly to an individual, but are made via scholarship checks, payable to the schools. VHF staff will work with the award recipient(s) to process the scholarship funds.

Responsibilities of Recipients

Scholarship recipients must enroll as a college student in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded and continue in school for the entire academic year without interruption, barring illness, emergency, or military service. If a scholarship recipient leaves school during the scholarship period, VHF may ask for reimbursement of scholarship funds. Scholarship recipients are responsible for making certain that their scholarship checks are delivered to their colleges.

Scholarship Background

The 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.

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

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