Scholarship Information

Hospital Central Services Donor Recruitment Scholarship

The HCS Donor Recruitment Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward a high school blood donor chairperson for their efforts in stimulating interest and increasing the available blood supply within the Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties served Miller-Keystone Blood Center, including Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill (PA) and Hunterdon and Warren (NJ).

Recipient of the scholarship must have acted as chairperson for the high school’s blood drives during the past school year. The student must also be a member in good standing at his/her high school and must have maintained an overall 2.5 GPA. A member in good standing includes, but is not limited to, acceptable citizenship and attendance. The student must be recommended to receive this scholarship by the school principal, faculty advisor or guidance office. The student will be attending an accredited post secondary educational program during the following school year.

Awards are presented in three regional breakdowns: (1) Lehigh Valley/Upper Bucks/New Jersey, (2) Berks/Montgomery/Chester/Philadelphia, and (3) Carbon/Schuylkill/Luzerne/Monroe. Three (3) awards are presented for each region – one in the amount of $1,000 and two in the amount of $500, for a total of nine (9) annual scholarship awards. Children of employees of Miller-Keystone Blood Center and its parent, Hospital Central Services, Inc., are not eligible.

Applications must be received by the Blood Center no later than April 30. 

The awards will be announced in mid-May.

How To Apply

Complete all information and questions requested on the Donor Recruitment Scholarship Application  you need not be accepted at a school before applying for the scholarship

Submit the application to your school principal or guidance counselor for their endorsement and they will forward the application, recommendation and essay, as well as a copy of your school transcript, to

Recruitment Scholarship Award Committee
c/o Marie Clemens, Corporate Director of Communications
2171 28th Street SW, Allentown, PA 18103

For more information, contact Marie S. Clemens, Corporate Director of Communications, at 610-791-2222, ext. 2293.