This award acknowledges the outstanding student volunteer participation at Miller-Keystone Blood Center by a graduating high school senior, and is presented in recognition of the importance of student volunteerism to the health and welfare of the community.
The award is named in honor of Bill & Jackie Younger, two of our most dedicated volunteers. Bill & Jackie were both devoted volunteers who donated more than 25,000 hours of service to MKBC. They were also both dedicated blood donors, having donated more than 43 gallons, saving the lives of thousands in our community. Bill passed away in 2015 at the age of 81, and we are proud that the continued presentation of this scholarship award in their name ensures that Bill’s legacy and the commitment both he & Jackie had for the Blood Center and for our community lives on.
Recipient of the scholarship must have completed a minimum of 135 hours of volunteer service with Miller-Keystone Blood Center in no less than a cumulative two calendar year period. The student must 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 or guidance office. The student will be attending an accredited post secondary educational program during the following school year.
To be considered for a scholarship award, students must complete the Student Volunteer Scholarship application. Submissions must be received by the Blood Center no later than March 31, and must include: completed application, transcript, recommendation and essay. Incomplete submissions will not be eligible for a scholarship award.