Spirit of Giving Scholarship Application


The “Spirit of Giving” scholarship is designed to encourage and reward a high school blood drive committee member for their efforts in stimulating interest and awareness about the blood supply at their school and in the community. The $1,000 scholarship will be paid to the school of the recipient’s choice, an accredited post-secondary educational program during the following academic year.

Scholarship Award Amount: $1,000
Scholarships Awarded Per Academic Year: One (1)

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA
  • Be a student in good standing at an Arizona high school and on target to graduate in May 2018
  • Serve in a leadership role on their school’s blood drive committee and host a minimum of two blood drives during the 2017-2018 academic year

How To Apply:

  1. Complete the online “Spirit of Giving” Scholarship Application form below (basic information, essay questions & extracurricular activities description)
  2. Upload a copy of your high school transcripts OR mail them to the address below

All transcripts must be RECEIVED by the deadline (via upload or US mail).
Mail to:
United Blood Services/Arizona
Spirit of Giving Scholarship
6220 E. Oak St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
ATTN: Denise Gotcher

The recipient of this award will be notified by telephone on or around June 1, 2018.

Notes about the online application:

  • You’ll be prompted to upload your transcripts as part of the application form.  If you plan to mail it instead, you’ll have an opportunity to indicate that as well.
  • Response to essay questions may be no longer than 100 words. It may be a good idea to type your answers in a word processing program first so you can verify the word count before copying and pasting them into the online form.
  • Contact dgotcher@bloodsystems.org for questions.
High School:*
Upload Transcript:

(If you're having issues with the upload function leave that option checked and email the transcript to dgotcher@bloodsystems.org. Use the subject line "Transcript - Your Name".)

How did you become involved in your school’s blood drive committee?*
As a leader on the blood drive committee, what actions have you taken to recruit donors and ensure the success of your blood drives?*
How would you take the blood drive to the next level at your school to achieve even greater success?*
Please share a noteworthy lesson learned from being a part of the blood drive committee. *
What plans do you have to continue participating in community service projects?*
Describe your long-term educational and professional goals.*
In addition to your involvement in the blood drive committee, please list your extracurricular activities, honors, employment, and volunteer/community service (include years of involvement)*
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For questions about the High School Challenge, please contact Denise Gotcher, Program Coordinator at 480-675-5642 or via email at dgotcher@bloodsystems.org