Blood Donor Recruitment Scholarship
“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 available blood supply within the Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties served by Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
For schools who may need a little extra assistance, or smaller schools who are concerned about achieving the benchmarks, our experienced
- 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.
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.