Scholarship Program

SunCoast Blood Centers (SCBC) is committed to cultivating the next generation of blood donors, and high school student supporters through its Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021 to give students one more time to DONATE or VOLUNTEER!

Student Eligibility Requirements:

A student must demonstrate support of the school blood drive program by doing one or more of the following:
  • Donate blood a minimum of three units of blood their senior year.
    (Note-donation of a double unit of blood counts as 2 donations and the student must wait 112 days between double unit donations)
  • Volunteer for SCBC a minimum of 30 hours their senior year.
  • Student volunteers must contact Joan Leonard, Volunteer Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 941.954.1600 ext 150.
  • Applicants must graduate during the current scholarship cycle.

Scholarship Amounts

The average award is $500 and possibly higher or lower, depending on the application of the student.
Note: Scholarships are not guaranteed for each school or student if applicants do not meet the scholarship standards.

Selection Process

Students must submit a completed application, which will be reviewed by a committee comprised of blood bank employees, board of directors and community leaders.
Awards are based on:
  • Number of lifetime units and/or volunteer hours to SCBC.
  • Quality and content of essay answers on application.

Application and Deadline

Current Report Card and proof of Senior year
Applications can be submitted online, mailed or delivered to SunCoast Blood Centers, Attn: Scholarship Program, 3025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Suite 111, Bradenton, FL 34211. Note: Scholarships will be paid directly to the college, university or technical school the student will attend.
3 donations your Senior year makes you eligible to apply for our Scholarship.
Incomplete applications, or applications postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered after the submission deadline, will not be considered.
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