American Red Cross offers summer scholarship program

American Red Cross offers summer scholarship program

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – There is a great opportunity for high school and college students to win a scholarship through the American Red Cross.

This summer the Red Cross is hosting a blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program.

This program encourages people ages 16 to 24 to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months.

Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator will be eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

"The Leaders Save Lives program is a great way for students to learn valuable leadership skills while helping hospital patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions, Jerry Tillery said, CEO for the Alabama and Central Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico and Southern Blood Services Regions. "Summer can be a challenging time to maintain a sufficient blood supply."

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded to students who achieve 100 percent of their blood drive collections goal.

All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card.

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive please click here.

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