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Scholarship Program

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

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 SCBB a minimum of 30 hours their senior year.
  • Student volunteers must contact Joan Leonard, Volunteer Coordinator, at 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 SCBB. 
  • Quality and content of essay answers on application.

Application and Deadline

Applications can be submitted online, mailed or delivered to SunCoast Blood Bank, Attn: Scholarship Program, 1760 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, April 12, 2019. Note: Scholarships will be paid directly to the college, university or technical school the student will attend.

Incomplete applications, or applications postmarked, emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered after the submission deadline, will not be considered.

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