Scholarship Alert: Money for blood from the Red Cross


Yes, volunteering feels great and does great things for your community. But it also doesn’t look too shabby on a resume. In this case it can actually help you pay for college.

The Red Cross has put together the “BloodStock Summer Scholarship Challenge” to help boost blood donations and pump up local youth who give their time to the cause. Students who organize blood drives this summer (May 1-Aug 31) are eligible for either a $1,000 or $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

This is a great way to keep the blood flowing over the summer for the Red Cross. Twenty percent of blood donations come from young people, and those donations often slow from a gush to a trickle (or even clot) during the summer months. Folks at the Red Cross hope programs like this can help stem the bleeding before they are sucked dry.

So join in. Help heal Nashville’s wounds and lower the pressure on the good people at the Red Cross.

Learn more:

BloodStock is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. Student blood drive coordinators (BDCs) will gain a meaningful leadership and community service experience. In addition, BDCs may become eligible to win a college scholarship, receive a letter of recommendation from the American Red Cross and a $50 gift card!

Blood Drive Coordinator Selection Process and Responsibilities

Students should submit an online application to participate in the BDC selection process. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-24 to participate. Students will be contacted by a local American Red Cross representative to discuss their potential as a BloodStock BDC.

Selected BDCs will work hand-in-hand with an American Red Cross representative as they lead a team of recruiters in hosting a life-saving blood drive. A successful BloodStock blood drive can help ensure a safe blood supply.

Scholarship Drawing Criteria
BloodStock Summer Scholarship Challenge: $1,000 scholarship and $2,000 scholarshipStudent BDCs who meet the following criteria are eligible to win a scholarship. See contest rules for other requirements and more information. Scholarship will be paid to an institution and not to an individual.

  • Must host one blood drive between May 1 – August 31, 2013.
  • Blood drive must achieve a minimum of 25 pints of blood and 100% of goal to be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship.
  • Blood drive must achieve a minimum of 50 pints of blood and 100% of goal to be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship.

Recommendation Letter and Gift Card Criteria

Blood drive coordinators that achieve a minimum of 100% of goal will receive a letter of recommendation from the American Red Cross and a $50 gift card!

Sign up on the Red Cross website.

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Posted on March 25, 2013, in Community Partners, Students, Tips & Help and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on ALANA is Leadership and commented:
    Here is an opportunity to do community service and get funding for college. Check it out!

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