Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship
This scholarship can be used for any program that enhances one’s self-esteem, overall health, leadership skills, areas of interest, development of life skills, and volunteerism. Program examples include: Camp, National Meetings, Educational Programs, Life Skill Classes, Fitness Activities, etc.
Application Procedure & Deadlines
How to apply: Fill out the application online or Download the paper application and email the application to email@example.com.
Application Deadline: Most applications can be submitted year-round. VHF must receive the application at least 1 month prior to program application/payment deadline.
The VHF Scholarship Committee will review applications twice a year for national meeting scholarship requests – prior to the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Symposium and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conferences. Applications for other meetings will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Eligibility & Award
Scholarship Award: Scholarships will be for costs associated with travel and/or attendance to an identified program. 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.
Scholarship 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; which include the Commonwealth of Virginia, with exception of the following: The cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Vienna and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Prince William and Stafford
Scholarship Guidelines: Scholarship recipients will be determined through a review process conducted by volunteers on the VHF Scholarship Committee. Scholarships are limited to funding availability and priority/special consideration is given to: First time applicants and those individuals not previously funded by VHF, Individuals diagnosed with an inherited bleeding disorder, Individuals who have volunteered and/or are an active participant of VHF, Those individuals who are clearly able to communicate a need and would benefit from participating in such a program, Applicant’s intention to make effective use of the program (write an article for the newsletter or speak about the experience at an upcoming VHF event).
Scholarship recipients understand that if they are selected, expenses are paid, and then they do not participate in the program or fail to give a valid excuse they may be asked to reimburse VHF for all expenses incurred on their behalf.
National Meetings – Travel Awards
If applying for travel assistance for a national meeting typical award amounts depend on the availability of travel scholarships offered by the national organization. See below to learn more and contact VHF at 804-740-8643 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
HFA Symposium Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs for the HFA Symposium. Typical award amounts are in the range of $250 – $500 per person (not to exceed $1,000 per family).
HFA offers a scholarship that will cover the cost of your hotel room stay (one (1) hotel room for up to four (4) nights). To apply, you must first register for the HFA Symposium and then a link to the scholarship information will be found in your confirmation email. Scholarships are based on financial need and first-time attendees of Symposium will be given priority. Previous attendees of Symposium will be considered dependent upon space and availability. The HFA scholarship is on a first come, first-serve basis so apply soon. For more information about the HFA Symposium scholarship go here.
NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference Scholarship: VHF Terry Lamb Enrichment Scholarship awards can be used to cover travel costs (airfare/mileage/train or bus ticket), hotel accommodations, and meeting registration fees for the NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference. Not to exceed a total of $2,000 per family. You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.
NHF offers Connections for Learning, Inhibitor, and Ultra-Rare Bleeding Disorders Travel Grants. Go here to learn more about NHF Bleeding Disorders Conference travel grants.
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.