The nonprofit BloodSource organization recently awarded a total of 100 scholarships to graduating seniors in Northern and Central California.
These $500 scholarships demonstrate the BloodSource commitment to community and recognize the important lifesaving-service students provide.
Meredith Spencer, BloodSource director of operations, recruitment, praised the work of high school blood- drive committees.
“Students who help organize their school blood drives are dedicated to saving lives,” Spencer said. “Their enthusiasm, creativity and energy produce great success. We are proud to recognize their accomplishments through our scholarship program.”
Eligible nominees participated on their high school’s blood drive committees, submitted an essay and maintained a 3.0 grade point average.
BloodSource hosted 283 blood drives at 188 high schools throughout Northern and Central California this year, collecting more than 18,700 pints of blood.
High school students, along with their advisors, help schedule, educate and run campus blood drives to ensure an available blood supply for patients treated at more than 40 regional hospitals.
Congratulations to BloodSource scholarship awardee Stefani Del Toro of Lincoln High School.