New student scholarship from Vitalant

Vitalant is offering scholarships this year for up to $1000 per student.  But the deadline is February 28, 2021.  Thus, there’s a sense of urgency to get the word out.  Perhaps you have a way to help spread the word through family and friends, co-workers, schools and/or school groups, youth organizations, faith communities, businesses, nonprofits, and social media.

The students do have to “earn” the scholarship.  Below are some highlights, and I’m attaching the full scholarship guidelines…or those interested can visit


Eligibility and Highlights

  • Student leaders from high schools, colleges and trade schools.  They need to be enrolled in or have been accepted to a post-secondary certificate or degree program within the U.S.
  • For high school students they must be a graduating senior…and the leadership they demonstrate with their virtual blood drive may also help them on their community service status at school.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable and this one-time scholarship program is not associated with other Vitalant scholarship programs or promotions.
  • They must register at, where they can learn more about the rules, including how they will be expected to organize a virtual blood drive.
  • The more credits they earn through their blood drive, the more scholarship dollars they earn, up to $1000.
  • Students earn 3 credits for a donation of convalescent plasma, 2 credits for power red, platelets and plasma and 1 credit for whole blood.
  • Local Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representatives will be available to provide guidance to students who register.


Increasing Donors for Memphis

  • The number one thing Vitalant wants to accomplish through the Community Leadership Council is rebuilding our base of people willing to donate blood.
  • Since 30% of our local blood donations come from high school and college students, this is a terrific way for Vitalant to thank students who organize blood drives and create turnout.
  • Remember, 1 donation can save up to 3 lives.