High School Scholarship 

Indiana Blood Center High School Scholarship Program

Give seniors the opportunity to raise their sleeves and lower upcoming college costs.

By participating in blood drives this academic year, your school will get to award one senior with a scholarship.

By donating blood, your students will learn the values of volunteering, community involvement and altruism. They will discover that giving blood is quick and virtually painless. Studies show that people who learn to volunteer at an early age are more likely to make donating blood a lifelong practice.

Contact your Indiana Blood Center field representative with any questions.

One senior from each participating high school will receive:

  • A $400 scholarship, paid to the student’s Indiana college or university of their choice to be applied to their 2019 spring semester tuition; funds to be distributed from Indiana Blood Center to the school in the fall of the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Red cords to be worn during their graduation ceremony, as allowed by each school; sent to the high school staff member who nominates the student.
  • A certificate of recognition.

High School Eligibility Requirements

  • Must host school-day blood drives with Indiana Blood Center throughout the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Blood drive must have at least 30 participating donors.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must participate in at least one blood drive, either as a donor or as a student coordinator/recruiter.
  • Must provide a 250 word statement on what blood donation means to them.
  • Must attend an institution of higher education in Indiana during the 2018-19 academic year.

High School Staff Responsibilities

  • Choose your school’s recipient (recipient selection and the process of selection is the decision of each school).
  • Submit your school’s nomination.

Nominate a Student

Please complete this form to nominate one student from your high school for the Indiana Blood Center Scholarship. Your school may only nominate one student from your school. If the student you are nominating meets all of the above criteria, he or she will receive the Indiana Blood Center scholarship.

The deadline to nominate a student for the Indiana Blood Center Scholarship is April 20, 2018. Upon submission of this form, you will receive an email confirming receipt of the nomination.


Commit to More Tomorrows

Join an extraordinary community that is committed to helping neighbors- and total strangers- by donating your blood.

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Your Gift. Our Mission

Every drop of every pint you share will go where it should. To help your neighbors. To enhance your community’s health. To save lives.

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