Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

“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.”

– Ellie Martin, 2016 Leaders Save Lives participant

 

The American Red Cross is looking for student leaders.

Leaders Save Lives is a unique program for high school and college students who want to help save lives with the American Red Cross. By hosting a blood drive while school is out of session, you'll get the opportunity to win a scholarship, a meaningful leadership experience, a gift card award and the accomplishment of helping ensure a reliable blood supply. This leadership program is also a great way to rack up on volunteer hours.

 

Here’s how you can get involved in Leaders Save Lives:

1)  Sign up to host a blood drive. Your blood drive must be scheduled while school is out of session during the program time frame:
- Summer: June 1 – Aug. 31, 2017
- Winter: Dec. 15, 2017 – Jan. 15, 2018
 
2)  Form a recruitment team to help make your blood drive a success.
 
3)  Recruit your friends and family to donate at your blood drive. 

 

Program rewards:

If your blood drive collects a minimum of 25 pints, then you will earn a gift card and be entered to win a scholarship! The program rewards are based on a tier level. Terms and conditions apply.*

 

Scholarships:

Number of pints
collected at blood drive

Scholarship amount
Summer 2017
Scholarship amount
Winter 2017 – 2018  

25 - 59

$1,000 (six drawings)

$1,000 (four drawings)

60 - 99

$1,500 (two drawings)

$1,500 (one drawing)

100+

$2,500 (two drawings)

$2,500 (one drawing)

 

Gift cards:

Number of pints
collected at blood drive

Gift card amount

25 - 59

$50

60 - 99

$100

100+

$200

 

 

Registration form:

Ready to get started? Fill out this registration form if you are interested in hosting a blood drive. You will be contacted by an American Red Cross account manager.

 

Additional resources:

Summer 2017 
 
Winter 2017 – 2018  
 
Winter 2016 – 2017