Red Cross Scholarship Program Winners

August 2, 2010

Winners of the Spirit of the Red Cross Scholarship Program

Each year, high school students in Oregon and Washington account for nearly 25,000 pints of donated blood. As the academic year ends, these critical blood donations decline, as students embark on summer activities and vacations.

To help maintain the blood supply during the summer months, the American Red Cross created the High School Blood Drive Challenge. This year’s High School Challenge involved more than 70 high schools in Multnomah, Clark, Washington, Clackamas, Linn and Marion Counties. In addition to recognition for participating schools, the 2010 High School Challenge announced a new benefit of participating: the Spirit of the Red Cross Scholarship Program.

This program is an opportunity to award up to seven students with scholarships of $1,000 each. Along with completing the essay questions specified on the scholarship application, eligible students must demonstrate a high level of dedication and leadership, represent the mission of the American Red Cross and actively participate in their own school’s blood drives, as well as other blood drives outside of their school.

The Spirit of the Red Cross Scholarship applications have been reviewed and the American Red Cross is proud to announce the winners for 2010.

 Winners of the Spirit of the Red Cross Scholarship Program

Oregon                                                             Washington

Shahnaz Engineer Mooney                          Brian Lott
Sherwood High School                                 Hudson Bay High School

Michelle Williamson                                      Hannah Rosenkranz
Rex Putnam High School                             Hockinson High School

Maria Janette Penaloza                                Lulica Kinonen
West Salem High School                             Ridgefield High School

Andrea Yarnell
Aloha High School

 Scholarship decisions were made by a selection committee at the Red Cross. The 2010 Spirit of the Red Cross Scholarship Program is sponsored by Portland Beavers and Portland Timbers Community Fund.

To get involved, schedule your blood donation online or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Donors must meet the minimum* age requirement and provide signed American Red Cross parental consent form, if required* (there is no upper age limit), weigh at least 110* pounds and be in general good health, have waited the minimum* time between donations and must provide an acceptable form of identification.

* Some requirements vary by state, by donor age, or by donation type.  Please call 1-800-RED CROSS or check with your Red Cross representative for specific information or check our basic eligibility requirements page.