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Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

The American Red Cross is giving away scholarships!

Host a blood drive while school is out of session and you could win a scholarship! The Leaders Save Lives program is an opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills and help save lives with the Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive, you will also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship and earn a gift card. 

 

Here's what students are saying about Leaders Save Lives:

“At first, I decided to host a blood drive to gain volunteer hours for school; however, as I continued to work with the Red Cross, I realized that hosting a blood drive taught me how to be a leader and how to contribute to my community. I gained communication skills, leadership skills, and the ability to give back to my community in a different way.”

– Ellie Martin, 2016 Leaders Save Lives participant

 

How do I sign up?

Click here to sign up to host a blood drive!

You will be contacted by an American Red Cross account manager.

 

What do students have to do?

You will help save lives by recruiting your friends and family to schedule appointments to give blood at your blood drive. Your blood drive must be scheduled during the summer or winter while school is out of session during the program time frame:

  • Summer program: June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017
  • Winter program: Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 15, 2018

 

Who is eligible to participate?

All high school and college students are eligible. 

 

How can I win a scholarship?

If your blood drive collects a minimum of 25 pints, then you will be entered to win a scholarship! The scholarship drawings are based on a tier level.

Number of pints
collected at blood drive
 

Scholarship drawing amount

Summer 2017 program

Scholarhip drawing amount

Winter 2017-2018 program

25 - 59 pints

$1,000 (six drawings)

$1,000 (four drawings)

60 - 99 pints

$1,500 (two drawings)

$1,500 (one drawing)

100+ pints

$2,500 (two drawings)

$2,500 (one drawing)

 

How can I earn a gift card?

If your blood drive collects a minimum of 25 pints, then you will earn a gift card! The gift card amount is also based on a tier level.

Number of pints
collected at blood drive

Gift card amount

25 - 59 pints

$50

60 - 99 pints

$100

100+ pints

$200

 

 

Registration form

Fill out this registration form if you are interested in learning more about Leaders Save Lives.

 

Additional resources

Summer 2017 program

​Winter 2017-2018 program

​Looking for winter 2016-2017 program information? Find it here.