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: Passed 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.

Check Back Here Soon for the 2020 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. | 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: Scholarships will cover hotel accommodations. You will be responsible for all travel, meals and other incidentals.

Application Deadline: TBD

Check Back Here Soon for 2020 Washington Days Scholarship Application 


 Meeting: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) Annual Symposium in 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 scholarship and VHF hopes to support several families.

Award: Scholarships 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, Friday, November 15, 2019

Download HFA National Meeting Scholarship Application Here »


Meeting: National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Bleeding Disorders Conference in Anaheim, CA | 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: Passed May 1, 2019

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: Passed – 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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