Blood Assurance is dedicated to serving the needs of each community in which we have the privilege of living and participating each and every day in giving the gift of life. This scholarship fund is dedicated to Crystal Green who was a valiant and loving young woman that set forth the example of kindness and care to all that she met.
Crystal, who graduated from Dade County High School, was a student at Georgia Southern University before suffering a setback with aplastic anemia. After hundreds of hours of platelet transfusions and a bone marrow transplant, Crystal lost her long battle in November 1998, shortly after turning 21. In her honor, Blood Assurance established a scholarship fund in 1999 for high school students seeking to better themselves and aspiring to give back to the communities from which they came.
The program offers a total of twelve one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each.
Financial need is a consideration, as one of the primary goals is to help a student who might not otherwise be able to afford higher education fees without assistance.
Applicants who have all educational expenses paid through other scholarships and/or grants are ineligible.
Scholarship money is paid directly to each student’s college or university for tuition, fees and other educational expenses as may be required.
Based on the institution’s academic schedule, scholarship money will be paid on a semester or quarterly basis.
Scholarship applicants will be judged on a written application, high school transcript, school and community service, letters of recommendation and a marketing plan for a blood drive.
Students must attend a “Project Lifesaver” high school in one of the five states served by Blood Assurance, which include Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. These are schools that actively have blood drives with Blood Assurance.
The completed applications must be submitted online by March 1.
Complete the Online Application below to be considered for to be awarded one of the twelve scholarships.