Scholarships and Travel Grants

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: 11:59 pm, Friday, May 1, 2020

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 the 2020 Lyman Fisher Scholarship Application Here »


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

National Meeting Travel Grants

VHF is pleased to offer travel grants 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 grants 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
Washington D.C. | February 26-28, 2020

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

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Friday, December 13, 2019 2020 Deadline has Passed

Download NHF Washington Days Travel Grant Application Here »


 Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium
Baltimore, MD | April 23-25, 2020

2020 offers VHF constituents a unique opportunity to attend a National Meeting within the Mid-Atlantic region. With the HFA Annual Symposium in Baltimore, MD you are only a short drive or train ride away from this important national educational opportunity. We hope that many of you will apply for this travel grant and VHF hopes to support several families.

Award: Travel grants will cover hotel accommodations for 3-nights, national meeting registration fees, and up to $150 to help with travel expenses (i.e. parking, gas cards, train tickets). You will be responsible for all meals and other incidentals.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, Tuesday, January 21, 2020  2020 Deadline has Passed

Download HFA National Meeting Travel Grant Application Here »


Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference 
Atlanta, GA| August 6-8, 2020

Award: Travel grants 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: 11:59 pm, Friday, March 13, 2020

Download NHF National Meeting Travel Grant Application Here »

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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