Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS), your community blood center, is dedicated to supporting local high school and college students pursuing higher education through the CRBS Scholarship Program. This program aims to:

  • Educate and increase awareness of the need to Give Back through life-long blood donation and volunteer service.
  • Celebrate and promote community involvement.
  • Share the importance of helping others through blood donation.
  • Help students obtain transferable skills in areas such as leadership, marketing, and the health care industry.

The program will award four $500 scholarships to students in partnering* high schools and colleges. Submitted applications will be reviewed by a committee created by CRBS made up of individuals in the medical, marketing, business, and community relations fields.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY - THE 2017-2018 GIVE BACK SCHOLARSHIP HAS CLOSED 

DEADLINE FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR: APRIL 19, 2019

  • Complete the Cascade Regional Blood Services Scholarship Program Application clicking the button below.
  • Write an essay of 500 words or less on your community service and/or involvement with a blood drive.
  • Prepare a resume including three references.
  • Submit a high-res (jpg) photo of yourself and the ‘Model Release.’

GUIDELINES

  • Submissions must adhere to the Give Back philosophy.
  • Videos will not be considered.
  • Each entry will be evaluated on quality, creativity, content, accuracy, and persuasiveness.
  • One entry per student; entries may not be shared.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (Unofficial Transcript Required)
  • Community Service Experience of 20+ Hours; documented and approved.
  • Your school must host at least one blood drive with Cascade Regional Blood Services during the school year in which the scholarship recipients are chosen.
  • The scholarship will be available to any student regardless of whether he or she donates blood.
  • The student must attend an institution of higher learning in the year following award of the scholarship; this will include community colleges technical colleges, and four year universities.
  • One entry per student.

Submit complete application packet by deadline to:
Marketing Department
Cascade Regional Blood Services
P.O. Box 2113
Tacoma, WA 98401-2113

Please direct scholarship questions to: marketing@crbs.net.
No application fee. Award winners will be notified by May 18, 2018

partnering with high schools and colleges to support higher education

Sponsor a Blood Drive

Hosting a blood drive with Cascade Regional Blood Services is a partnership. A CRBS Consultant will work with you every step of the way to help make your drive a success.

KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE

Work with Leaders Within your School
  • Get support from school administrators, clubs, and students.
  • Work with a motivated group or club to sponsor the blood drive and take the lead.
  • Set your blood drive donor goals.
Plan the Date and Location
  • Check the calendar, plan ahead, and choose a date that does not conflict with major events such as holiday breaks, school-wide exams, or other special events within your school or community.
  • Find a suitable location.
Recruit Donors
  • Create teams of ambassadors to help recruit donors for the blood drive.
  • People who are not eligible to give blood can help with the drive in other ways.
  • Use all communication channels available to advertise the blood drive — email, social media, newspapers, bulletin boards, and morning announcements.

CASCADE REGIONAL BLOOD SERVICES WILL

  • Help determine logistics of the blood drive including: location, hours, and type of blood drive most suitable for your school.
  • Help determine an appropriate blood drive goal and how many donors to expect.
  • Help provide ideas on how to recruit donors.
  • Promote the drive through social media, the crbs.net website, and provide posters.
  • Bring equipment and supplies to your site, set up the blood drive, and tear down at the end.
  • Our medical team will confidentially screen donors and collect donations safely and professionally.
  • Supply snacks for the canteen.

For more information about sponsoring a Blood Drive, call 253-383-2553 and speak to Donor Resource Support.


*Schools that host at least one blood drive with Cascade Regional Blood Services during the school year in which the scholarship is awarded.