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American Red Cross ‘Leaders Save Lives’ program offers scholarships to students

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(WHNT) – The American Red Cross is working with students to provide them with leadership and planning skills, along with $14,000 in scolarships.

The Leaders Save Lives program is a scholarship opportunity for high school and college students. Through the program, students may become eligible to win a college scholarship and earn a gift card from

Students between the ages of 16 and 24 will need to submit a registration form to participate. They will then be contacted by a local American Red Cross representative to discuss their potential as a Leaders Save Lives blood drive coordinator.

Students will work hand-in-hand with an American Red Cross representative as they lead a team of recruiters in hosting a lifesaving blood drive. Blood drive(s) must be held between June 1 and August 31, 2015.

Scholarship Drawing Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to win a scholarship and earn a gift card. See the contest rules for other requirements and more information. Scholarship will be paid to an institution and not to an individual.

  1. Scholarships – all students who collect 100% of projected goal will be entered in a drawing to win a scholarship based on the applicable tier level.
  2. Gift cards – all students who collect 100% of projected goal will be eligible to receive a gift card in an amount based on the applicable tier level.

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