The Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region invites your school to participate in the Making a Difference Educational Scholarship Program.
Through the Educational Scholarship Program, students not only have the opportunity to help others in their community and around the region, but also to raise funds to be used for educational scholarship(s) at establishments of higher education.
There are two basic scholarships. If an elementary or middle school would like to participate, the school must hold at least one Red Cross blood drive during the school year.
High schools must hold at least two Red Cross blood drives during the school year to qualify. (A special opportunity to participate in a summer scholarship program is available for schools that qualify; click a PDF to the left for details.).
- A school representative(s) must hold a planning and organizational meeting for the blood drives with a Red Cross representative, who will be happy to help in any way to make your blood drives successful.
- Based upon the productive units of blood that are collected, the scholarship will be awarded on behalf of your school to the establishment of higher education that the scholarship recipient(s) will be attending.
Please note that representatives from your school set the criteria for the scholarship recipient(s) and choose who receives the scholarship(s). The recipient(s) who are chosen do not have to be blood donors.