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Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship

Schol2schol1“Rewarding and inspiring a new generation of Blood Donors.”

It has never been easier for one of your students to earn Scholarship monies towards their post-secondary education! For the 2016-17 school year, by simply hosting one or more blood drives with Miller-Keystone Blood Center and achieving certain recruitment benchmarks (see below for details), a student from your school is guaranteed a Scholarship award!

The Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward a high school blood drive coordinator for their efforts in stimulating interest and increasing the Schol4available blood supply within the Schol3Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties served by Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Scholarship Changes:

  • Scholarships are awarded PER SCHOOL based on the results of the individual schools’ blood drives during the school year.
  • A census number for each school is established based on the approximate number of eligible student donors. Scholarships will be awarded in the amounts outlined below for the unit level achieved:
      • Collected Units = 30% of the census: $300 scholarship award.
      • Collected Units = 40% of the census: $400 scholarship award.
      • Collected Units = 50% of the census: $500 scholarship award.
      • OR Collect a minimum of 150 Units during school year: $300 scholarship award

Additional Requirements:

  • Schools must donate a minimum of 50 units for the year to be eligible for a scholarship award.
  • Schools must donate a minimum of 75 units for the year to be eligible for the $500 scholarship.
  • Students wishing to be considered for a Scholarship award will need to submit an application.  The award recipient will be selected from the pool of applicants within each qualifying school.

Additional Information:

  • Students applying for the scholarship award must be completing their Senior year of high school.
  • Units do not have to come strictly from students — teachers, administration, parents, community members who donate at the school’s drives all count.
  • Fixed site donations on behalf of the school will not count for the scholarship award, but they will continue to count for an individual’s graduation cord tracking (where applicable).
  • The cut-off for blood drives is April 30.  Drives held May 2017 will be counted for the 2017-18 school year.   Drives held May 2018 will be counted towards the 2018-19 school year.
For schools who may need a little extra assistance, or smaller schools who are concerned about achieving the benchmarks, our experienced 
Donor Resources Representatives are ready to help you reach your goal! It may be a simple as adding an additional blood drive
during the school year, or adjusting the dates/times of your blood drives to accommodate donors from the community.

How To Apply:

To be considered for a scholarship award, students must complete the Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship application. Submissions must be received by the Blood Center no later than April 30, and must include:  completed application, transcript, recommendation and essay.  Incomplete submissions will not be eligible for a scholarship award.

For more information on the Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship, contact Debra Otto, Director of Donor Resources at 800-B-A-DONOR (223-6667) or via email.